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Re: PPT to clean HTML

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From: Jukka K. Korpela
Date: Dec 16, 2004 10:03AM


On Thu, 16 Dec 2004, jongund wrote:

> The Accessible Web Publishing Wizard for Microsoft Office
> gives you get both Graphic and Text versions of the slides.

Looks very promising. The "Text Mostly Version" is largely what I have
been suggesting, though an automated process naturally cannot handle the
issue of adding textual explanations. (The name is odd, though.)
The reason why the converted result is good is partly the fact the
original is not a good PPT presentation - it has too much text, as if it
had actually been written in order to be converted. ;-)

I found a piece of wrong information in the content, though:
"Images that don't convey important information or are used for layout are
decorative and don't require alt text."
http://cita.disability.uiuc.edu/software/office/demo/index_files/textmostly/slide15.html
Of course they require alt text, specifically an empty one (alt=""), which
is quite different from the lack of an alt attribute.

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Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/