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Re: PDF and Run Together Text


From: Monir ElRayes
Date: Jan 27, 2011 2:54PM

The CommonLook tool automatically detects (and corrects) "text running
together" problems.

Monir ElRayes
NetCentric Technologies

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[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Duff Johnson
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2011 3:33 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] PDF and Run Together Text

On Jan 27, 2011, at 9:54 AM, Andrews, David B B (DEED) wrote:

> I have a PDF that visually looks correct, I am told. The Master was done
in Quark Express, and a PDF exported. Accessibility elements, (alt-text)
etc. was done in Acrobat, reading order, tables etc. Everything is fine
except that in speech and Braille some of the words in regular text portions
are run together without spaces. I have seen this before, many times and
don't know the cause, or solution.

This is difficult to evaluate without seeing the file itself. Feel free to
send it to me directly for review.

Absent that, my first thought is: "Quark? Oh no!" Tagged PDF from a Quark
source can be very tough - opening in InDesign and converting to PDF from
there generally produces better results (from an accessibility point of

The problem: there are about 35 ways in which authoring applications can
create text on a PDF page, and not all of them are conducive to

Duff Johnson
Appligent Document Solutions
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