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Re: creation of Accessible PDF documents

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From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Sep 22, 2011 8:18AM


I'am a tutor for the lecture "accessible documents" at the computer science faculty at the TU Dresden. In one exercise of this lecture the students should create a small, accessible pdf document. If possible the job should be doable without using commercial software especially not Adobe Acrobat. I searched for open source software and found Open Office which seems to work relativly well.

AWK: Why "especially not Adobe Acrobat"? Trying to add extra challenges to the task by not allowing the most capable general-purpose tool for working with PDF documents? :)

I don't know how to fix these issues in Open Office. Is this possible or am I forced to use Adobe Acrobat after exporting to fix that?

AWK: You might want to log a bug on open office to fix this issue in their output, but until they fix that you may need a commercial tool since I'm not aware of any free tool that handles this.

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