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Re: PDF and Run Together Text


From: catherine
Date: Jan 28, 2011 12:15PM


Without seeing the original document, it is hard to say what the problem
is in your case but in desktop publishing tools such as QuarkXpress, if
you play with spacing between words to get a visual effect, for example
removing a space between two words in a forced line break or removing
spaces between some words to visually bring them closer together, this can
cause a screen reader to read words together.


Catherine Roy

On Thu, January 27, 2011 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.
> Dave
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