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Re: Equations, MS Word 2007, PDFs, and alt text


From: Duff Johnson
Date: Sep 26, 2010 10:21PM

Since PDF was mentioned....

>>>> Cliff Tyllick < <EMAIL REMOVED> > 9/24/2010 8:07 PM >>>
> Our agency has recently moved from MS Word 2003 to MS Word 2007. A few
> of our publications, produced in MS Word and published as PDFs created
> with Acrobat Professional 9.0, include equations that are complex enough
> to require the Equation Editor. Generally, the documents that include
> equations include *a lot* of equations.

FYI: MathML will be included in the next version of PDF (ISO 32000-2), which we hope to publish in 2011 (maybe 2012, I hope not). Once it's in PDF, I expect that ISO 14289 (PDF/Universal Accessibility) will require it.

Duff Johnson
Appligent Document Solutions, CEO
US Committee for ISO/CD 14289 (PDF/UA), Chair
US Committee for ISO 32000 (PDF/Reference), Vice Chair
US Committee for ISO 19005 (PDF/A), Member

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