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Re: ALT attributes in PDFs


From: Zwack, Melanie
Date: Oct 25, 2004 1:27PM

I use this all the time, it works great

-----Original Message-----
From: blackdorrit [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2004 10:00 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] ALT attributes in PDFs

I'm trying to help our Web managers create more accessible PDFs and have
run into a problem.

The instructions from the Adobe site say that if there is an image in a
Word document, I can associate text with the image by using the Format
Picture feature in Word, and then create the PDF.

This appears to work, but only on the first page of the document. I can
mouseover the images on the first page and the ALT text is displayed.
But nothing is displayed for images on subsequent pages.

And I can't add the ALT text later, because Acrobat tells me that it's
already been tagged.

I'm using Acrobat Standard; perhaps the Professional version doesn't do

Any ideas?



Kerry Webb
Canberra, Australia

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