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Re: WAI documentsPDFs: Logical Reading Order and Tags


From: Olaf Drümmer
Date: Jun 4, 2016 9:46AM


You could anchor your sidebar at the right place in your multi-page text frame thread, and use the «axaio MadeToTag» plug-in for export to tagged PDF (and actually: PDF/UA). MadeToTag overcomes limitations that exist in Indesign's own export to tagged PDF when it comes to anchored frames. Fully functional 14 day demo available at www.axaio.com.

Disclaimer: I work for axaio, and my views might be biased ;-)



> On 03.06.2016, at 15:51, Chagnon | PubCom < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> You can use InDesign's articles panel to sequence text and graphic frames into an order of some sorts, but it only works on very short documents.
> If you have a document longer than 1 page where one text thread continues onto successive pages, the Articles panel won't be much help because of how that panel sequences the items in it.
> Example: My main story thread stretches across 10 pages and I put it in the Articles Panel. Then, if I add a sidebar on page 2 and add it to the Articles Panel, InDesign places the sidebar after the entire main story thread, that is, after page 10 is voiced out.
> There are better ways to achieve the correct reading from InDesign. The Articles Panel can be helpful for short documents--very short documents. But for most normal projects done in InDesign, it's not useful at all. I teach my students and clients when it's useful, and then to not bother with it at all for other projects.
> --Bevi Chagnon
> PubCom.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Sophie Schuermans
> Sent: Friday, June 3, 2016 3:22 AM
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] WAI documents Re: PDFs: Logical Reading Order and Tags
> Hi,
> To obtain a logical reading order, your tags need to be in the right order.
> To achieve that you can use the article pane in Indesign. This is described in this white paper and works fine:
> http://www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/products/indesign/pdfs/indesign-cs55-accessibility-whitepaper.pdf
> Look for 'Establish a reading order with the Articles panel'.
> This document also explains how to map the paragraph styles to PDF tags (look for 'Add Export Tagging').
> Best regards,
> Sophie
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