Join Chad Chelius for an in-depth discussion in this video Checking and fine-tuning the PDF after conversion from Word, part of Creating Accessible PDFs (2014).
…If you recall, in the last chapter, we ran the accessibility…checker to determine if a PDF file has passed the checker.…As you incorporate all of these Word features…that you intend to pass on into the resulting…PDF file, you'll notice that even the simplest…of documents may not fully pass the accessibility checker.…This is normal.…At this point in time, almost every PDF file you create…will contain some elements that need fixed or adjusted to some extent.…The point of adding these features in Word, however, is to minimize…the number of those adjustments and fixes that need to be made.…
Let's take a quick walk-through of what you can expect to encounter.…I'm beginning this video with the Touchup.pdf file open…on my computer, and we're just going to dive right in.…I'm going to come over here to my Tools…pane, and we're going to go under the Accessibility category.…If you don't see it, again, click on…this Option button up here and choose Accessibility.…And I'm going to choose Full Check.…So again, I leave all of these settings…
- What is accessibility?
- Understanding the experience of users with visual impairments
- How to know if a PDF is accessible
- Creating a PDF with PDFMaker
- Adding metadata, bookmarks, and links
- Inserting alternative text
- Controlling tab and reading order from InDesign
- Creating cross-references in InDesign
- Adding tags, bookmarks, and alt text in Acrobat
- Using the Make Accessible Wizard
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Understanding Accessibility
2. Generating an Accessible PDF from Word
3. Generating an Accessible PDF from InDesign
4. Making an Existing PDF File Accessible
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