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Re: QUESTION: ISO end-user level toolsfor converting files to PDF or other accessible form


From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Dec 11, 2007 2:50PM

> Acrobat Professional 7.0 works fine for this process, it even
> worked in 6.0...you just have to make sure you are using the
> MS Word menu option Adobe> Convert to PDF options rather than
> print as PDF.
> If there are styles applied in Office 2003, headings get
> converted into bookmarks in Acrobat, making the pdf easier to
> use. If you have added alt-text to your images, and added
> document properties (e.g. keywords) these will all transfer
> to PDF. The new add-in from MS will also created tagged,
> bookmarked pdf from styled documents.

Heading styles are not supported in Acrobat Pro 6. This support started
in version 7.

> If styles have not been used in the creation of the
> documents, the resultant pdf will be text-based, but have no
> additional structure or support.

This is not exactly accurate. Styles provide headings, but you would
still get tables, lists, links, and image equivalents if styles are not