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From: Elizabeth J. Pyatt
Date: Apr 26, 2012 2:02PM


Hello:

Several of us are finding that ALT tags inserted into either Word 2010 for Windows or Word 2011 for Mac are not read aloud by JAWS

The ALT tags are there even if the file is opened in a different version of Word on another platform. The ALT tags are also able to be transferred to a tagged PDF at which point they are read aloud by JAWS.

Are other users having similar issues with ALT tags in Word? And PowerPoint?

Any information appreciated

Elizabeth
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