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From: Roger Kowallis
Date: Jun 28, 2010 10:24AM


I am also using Acrobat 9.3.2 but my PDFMaker add-on for converting Word documents to PDFs is version 9.1. The Add-on version used to create the PDF, is displayed in the Document Properties of the PDF under the Description tab. Is your PDFMaker add-on version different? Is there a newer version of the PDFMaker add-on for MS Word 2007?

I've found that files created and published to PDF using Word 2010 don't have the problem and don't appear to be processed using the PDFMaker add-on.

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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Acrobat instability when using screenreaders

On Jun 25, 2010, at 5:33 PM, Roger Kowallis wrote:

> I ran additional tests creating and publishing PDFs from different machines in an attempt to track this issue down. It looks like those files created in Word 2007 and published to PDF with the Adobe PDFMaker 9.1 add-on manifested the instability.

That's interesting.

A point of clarification... why "9.1"? The latest release is 9.3.2, and the update from 9.1 is (has been) strongly recommended due to security concerns.

I'm not saying that 9.3.2 differs from 9.1 in regards your problem... but it might.

If you can provide the Word file we'll check it out in our Word 2007 / Acrobat 9.3.2 environment.

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