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Re: Alt text for images in Word 2010 always get lost when "save as PDF" is selected

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From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Nov 26, 2012 9:59AM


Thanks guys

One question, by "Acrobat Tools", do you mean that Adobe ACrobat Pro
needs to be installed on the machine, or are the Adobe plug-in for
Word part of the Adobe Reader package?
I will double check the desc vs title, prety sure I did it correctly,
but this is a possibility.
Thank you guys.
-B

On 11/26/12, Pratik Patel < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> You will also need to make sure that the alt text you write is in the
> description field of the format picture dialogue for the image. The title
> box results in the alt text not transferring to the converted PDF.
>
>
> Birkir,
> First, the obvious.
> 1) Make sure the Alt-text is there in MS Word (not "Actual text" by
> mistake).
> 2) Check the Acrobat conversion settings and check "tagged PDF."
>
> If it still is dropping the Alt-text during the conversion, then you might
> have a corrupted/damaged version of Acrobat.
> Try:
> 1) Uninstall Acrobat.
> 2) Reboot the computer.
> 3) Reinstall Acrobat.
>
> Acrobat can act a bit crazy if your version of Word is updated or changed
> AFTER the Acrobat plug-ins have been installed. The best solution I've
> found
> is to remove Acrobat, reboot, and reinstall Acrobat to get everything in
> place once again.
>
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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Birkir R.
> Gunnarsson
> Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 10:48 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: [WebAIM] Alt text for images in Word 2010 always get lost when
> "save as PDF" is selected
>
> Hi gang
>
> Is it just me or has anyone else seen this?
> I've been trying to save an accessible PDF document with a bunch of screen
> shots. The document is edited in MS Word 2010.
> Whenever I try to save the document as PDF the alt text of the images
> disappears (I domake sure that "tagged PDF" is selected in the PDF options
> in that dialog).
> Has anyone else experienced thi, or am I possibly doing something wrong
> (scary thought, but it happens occasionally). ;) Be well all, hope you U.S.
> folks have gotten over the turkey and you had a great Thanksgiving.
> -B
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