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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: Karlen Communications
Date: Nov 26, 2012 10:17AM


The Acrobat Ribbon is installed if you have Acrobat Pro installed on your
computer so that is the Adobe tool set.

The Word add-in is not part of the Adobe tools. If you add the Alt text in
Word, it should be added to the resulting tagged PDF document. I've tried
both Title and Description fields with success but end up just using the
Description field as it meets my needs.

If the Alt text is not coming through, I agree that you might need to repair
your install of either Acrobat if it is installed and you are using that
tool or repair Office/Word if that is the tool you are using. Have you
checked the Tags to see if the Alt Text is really there and this might be a
bug with the screen reader..before you begin repairing installs?

Cheers, Karen

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Sent: November-26-12 11:59 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Alt text for images in Word 2010 always get lost when
"save as PDF" is selected

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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