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From: Alastair Campbell
Date: May 12, 2003 7:37AM


I've used the Make-accessible pluggin for Acrobat, and basically if the
strucure is in the original (e.g. a word document with headings etc.)
then it copes quite well.

However, if the pdf has been made in something graphically oriented like
Freehand, there's nothing there for the pluggin to work with.

I've tried to make an unstructured pdf into a structured one, and I
found the interface extremly cumbersome in Acrobat. In some cases, I
couldn't select text and change it's attributes. I also couldn't change
the reading order in some cases.

Overall, adding structure and access features after the creation was
more trouble than re-creating it from scratch.

Hth,

-Alastair


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Zwack, Melanie [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
>
> I've been working with accessible PDF's in recent months, and
> have found that documents properly prepared in Word 97 will
> convert using the Make Accessible Plug-in very nicely.
>


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