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Re: Quark to tagged pdf


From: Sandy Clark
Date: Jun 9, 2004 8:44AM


Please, please explain it
to me.!!!! On list, off list, at lunch.<;grin>;

From: mzwack [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] Sent: Wednesday,
June 09, 2004 10:36 AMTo: WebAIM Discussion ListSubject:
Re: [WebAIM] Quark to tagged pdf

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color=#0000ff>Yes, I work on these kinds of files.
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color=#0000ff>It's not a nice process, and in some cases it is determined that
it is not possible to do
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color=#0000ff>The one work around is to place text that is jumbled in the alt
tag of figure elements -
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color=#0000ff>I can explain this further - just let me know!
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face=Tahoma>-----Original Message-----From: sllists
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 10:25
AMTo: WebAIM Discussion ListSubject: [WebAIM] Quark to
tagged pdf
This one is a fun one.

Just got put on a project where the client
is tasked with creating "accessible" pdf's of booklets they have done in
Quark/Mac for a government entity.

They are required to do PDF's because they
'must look exactly like the printed booklet'. However since it is to go
on a govt web site, they must be "accessible".

(I'm putting all that in quotes because I
know that PDF's are not totally accessible).

Has anyone got quark to export tagged
information for use with Acrobat 6? We've tried to take an existing PDF
that was printed from quark and tag it, but have run into severe issues.
I've been searching the web for about 5 hours now and I can't get any good
answers. (I also have a question into Quark's technical support, but who
knows what they will say).

Any and all help anyone can give me would
be much appreciated.