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Re: Cute PDF? (or free accessible PDF creator)


From: Eoin Campbell
Date: Sep 29, 2005 7:20AM

The standard OpenOffice package won't create accessible PDFs
(there is no support for creating bookmarks from headings).

However, I just came across extendedPDF, a free add-on to OpenOffice
which apparently does the job: cf. http://www.jdisoftware.co.uk/pages/epdf-home.php
Installation is manual and convoluted, and I haven't tried it myself.

Word files can be opened in OpenOffice, and you can then create a PDF from them.
I think Word headings are retained when you open in OpenOffice, but I'm not sure.

There are also other PDF accessibility issues that I'm sure it doesn't do,
but navigation is the main issue, I think.

At 19:00 28/09/2005, Gerard Corboz wrote:

>Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Cute PDF?
>Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 11:38:54 +1000
>From: Gerard Corboz < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>I think the quick and short answer is no.
>To make a PDF kind of accessible you need to tag it. I think the only product available that can do that is Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Indesign, etc i.e. only Adobe apps.

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