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Re: Accessible documents and LibreOffice


From: Christophe Strobbe
Date: Nov 22, 2011 4:09AM

Hi John,

At 22:04 21-11-2011, John E Brandt wrote:
>Using my MacBook Pro (Lion), I just installed the latest LibreOffice package
>(for Mac). I am now trying to find a way to add alternative descriptions to
>images/pictures in the word processor and presentations package. Can't seem
>to find it. I see a way to add captions to images in the word processor -
>but that is not what I want. Nothing in presentation app.

As a sighted user on Windows, I right-click on the image and select
"Description" from the context menu. This brings up the Description
dialog where you can enter the "Title" (alt text) and, if necessary,
a longer description.

Selecting a image from the keyboard turns out to be more difficult. I
have not found a way to do this in the editing area. An alternative path is:
* open the Navigator with F5, and find the image in the Navigator,
* press Enter, so the image in the editing area gets selected,
* press Shift + F10 to open the context menu, then select
"Description" from that menu.

I don't know if the procedure is the same on Mac OS X.
If you can't select the image or if the context menu has no
"Description" item in the Mac OS version, please let me know and I'll
register a bug for this.

Best regards,


Christophe Strobbe
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