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Re: PDFMaker vs. Word Add-in for pdf conversion


From: Sylvia Richardson
Date: Apr 29, 2015 7:17AM

I would recommend the Adobe add-in very strongly, especially for PowerPoint presentations or Word docs with headers/footers. It does a much better job of marking content as artifacts where appropriate. The automatic bookmarking is also better.


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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Howard Kramer
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 5:43 PM
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Subject: [WebAIM] PDFMaker vs. Word Add-in for pdf conversion

I've noticed there are two contradictory views regarding PDFMaker vs. the Word/Office Add-in for Office 2010 and 2013. I've heard from some folks that the Word Add-in works fine and just as well as the PDFMaker Add-in. On the WebAIM site (http://webaim.org/techniques/acrobat/converting), they state, regarding the Word Add-in that:

The tagging process may not be quite as good as with the Adobe add-in, but most content, such as heading levels, lists, and alternative text for images is exported.

Is the above the general consensus or is this still up for debate. I'd like to know how strongly to recommend PDFMaker over the native Word Add-in.

Thanks in advance,

Howard Kramer
Conference Coordinator
Accessing Higher Ground
cell: 720-351-8668

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