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Re: Controlling Heading tags in PowerPoint


From: Joseph Feria-Galicia
Date: Jan 26, 2015 4:21PM

Thank you for the quick reply Bevi.

I've reviewed the link you provided and I agree the best practice is to use
a template with specific placeholders. That's exactly what I'm trying to
do. And yes, I understand, the title placeholder automatically becomes an
H1. However, somehow, my title placeholder is now exporting as an "Art"
tag once I exported to Adobe Acrobat. Shouldn't there be an easy way to
change the Art tag to H1 in PowerPoint, rather than in Acrobat? How about
changing and H1 tag to H2 on secondary pages (otherwise I end up with
multiple H1 tags in a single document). There must be some way to retag
PowerPoint containers rather than having to build a new template from
scratch. Any other suggestions?

On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 3:05 PM, Chagnon | PubCom < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> It sounds like a review of how to make PPT files accessible would help you
> keep the headings straight. Microsoft has decent guidance here:
> https://support.office.microsoft.com/en-us/article/Creating-accessible-PowerPoint-presentations-6f7772b2-2f33-4bd2-8ca7-dae3b2b3ef25
> The basic guidelines are:
> Use a template for all PPTs, whether it's a built-in template or a
> customized one. Templates control a good deal of the accessibility.
> Use the placeholders for your content. Don't go add an random object to a
> slide.
> The slide title placeholder automatically becomes H1.
> I know there are obstacles for creating accessible PDFs from Mac/Word, but
> is that the same case for Mac/PowerPoint? You might have to migrate to
> Windows.
> If you need to do that much fixing in Acrobat, then you really should
> build a better template, one that meets your presentation needs as well as
> your accessibility requirements. Not tough to do, but it does have a
> learning curve.
> --Bevi Chagnon
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