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Re: Disappearing PDF content

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From: Ryan E. Benson
Date: Jul 31, 2014 9:16PM


The only ways I know how to avoid it in Office products is to know where
what causes it. If you insert a picture, or chart there is a rounded border
around the thing you just inserted, sometimes the rounded borders is a few
pixels or more wider than this. When you convert it to a PDF, the engine
sees two objects, the image/chart/etc, and the background to the
placeholder (rounded border). So shrinking the border to be the same width
as the object minimizes the need to be so careful when selecting as Duff
mentioned.

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Ryan E. Benson


On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 9:43 AM, Thompson, Rachel < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
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> Could someone point me to a good source on ways to avoid this in the
> initial document creation, as mentioned by both Bevi and Duff?
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> Rachel
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> Dr. Rachel S. Thompson
> Director, Emerging Technology and Accessibility
> Center for Instructional Technology
> University of Alabama
> http://accessibility.ua.edu
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> On 07/28/14, 4:41 PM, "Chagnon | PubCom" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
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> And the best solution is to not have that problem at all!
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> If the original source document from Publisher, Word, or InDesign is
> constructed correctly, the PDF that's exported from the source file won't
> have this problem.
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> Our firm and several others on this list have classes to teach writers,
> editors, and graphic designers how to do this.
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> -Bevi Chagnon
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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Ryan E. Benson
> Sent: Monday, July 28, 2014 5:26 PM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Disappearing PDF content
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> Yes. Some people fix it by playing with the reading order. Personally, i go
> to the content pane, find the text that disappeared. There is usually an
> image/figure or artifact tag above or below it. swapping these usually
> fixes
> it. More complex layouts may need similar tweaking.
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> --
> Ryan E. Benson
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> On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 3:10 PM, Iaffaldano, Michelangelo <
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> > Recently I have had to use Acrobat to make a PDF newsletter more
> > accessible. The document had been created in Microsoft Publisher and
> > its reading order was especially bad. One problem I encountered is
> > that sometimes, when moving a tag to its appropriate place in the
> > reading order pane - for example, placing a heading above the
> > pertinent paragraph - the corresponding text would become invisible in
> > the document viewer. Has anyone encountered this and is there a way to
> avoid it?
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> > Michelangelo
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