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Re: Accessible PDF from MS Publisher Document


From: John E. Brandt
Date: Jun 9, 2008 8:40PM

Adobe Acrobat Professional will allow you to test and repair the document.
But be aware that depending on the layout, it may be a fair amount of work.
The conversion to InDesign is also another option, but my limited experience
with this has not always brought about good results. You might want to
consider converting the original document to HTML to make it completely

John E. Brandt
Augusta, Maine USA

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[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Moore, Michael
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 4:48 PM
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accessibility issues
Subject: [WebAIM] Accessible PDF from MS Publisher Document

Does anyone know of a relatively painless way to create an accessible
PDF from an MS publisher source document? The document in question is a
newsletter with a table of contents, information displayed in three
columns on each page and images. I have been able to add alternative
text to the meaningful images but am struggling to do anything that will
fix the reading order, the heading structure, or hide the background
images without significant cleanup of the PDF. I am working with
Publisher 2003.


Mike Moore