Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating more accessible PDFs, part of InDesign CC 2018 New Features.
- [Instructor] For CC 2018, Adobe has done…a tremendous amount of work in making sure…that the PDFs that you export…are as accessible as possible to…people who are using screen readers.…Most of that work has to do with tagging of elements…on the page and all that is behind the scenes.…So it's not that something that I can show you here.…It is something that is embedded in the PDF and…we'll get there in a second and I can show you where it is.…And I'll also go through the full list of all the new tags…that InDesign now automatically applies.…
A tag is a bit of metadata behind the scenes…that tells a screen reader…what an object is that it's reading.…Is it a headline?…Is it a picture?…If it's a picture, what's the description?…Is it a pull quote?…A footnote?…And so on.…Now one thing that I can show you here…that is new as far as InDesign…and PDF exports are concerned,…is the ability to apply ALT text to…native InDesign artwork…and have that remain intact in the PDF.…
That's new.…You may be already familiar with the…concept of ALT text, or alternate text.…
- Dynamic, automated endnotes
- Creating more accessible PDFs
- Filtering font lists by class and similarity
- Using paragraph borders
- Linking text frames in CC Libraries
- Exporting cleaner HTML
- Specifying object size and position in an object style
- Using InDesign templates from Adobe Stock
- Accessing the Duden dictionary for German text
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 04/09/2018. What changed?
A: This update covers the changes, including new features and bug fixes, in InDesign CC 2018.1. An overview of the changes can be found in chapter one. Highlights included updates to endnotes and the ability to export PDFs one page at a time.