Fix Word Accessibility Checker Heading Level Bug
When a document is missing a top level heading (Heading 1) yet contains other heading levels, the accessibility checker does not detect skipped heading levels. It will only properly detect skipped heading levels when a top level heading is present somewhere in the document.
To reproduce the issue:
1. Create a test document and add test content.
2. Insert a Heading 3 near the top of the document.
3. Insert a Heading 2 near the bottom of the document.
4. Use the Accessibility Checker: File | Info | Check for Issues | Check Accessibility
5. The Accessibility Checker will wrongly conclude that there are no accessibility issues found.
This bug is present in Windows versions of Word 2013, 2016 and 2019.
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