An alt text (short for alternative text) describes a non-text element, like an image or a graphic. The invisible text can be read and displayed by software, especially AT. In this post we’re looking how to add such alt texts in Microsoft Word, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat.Continue reading "Add an alt text"
PDF tags are not only needed to give content a semantic meaning, but also to determine the logical reading order. In Acrobat, the order of the tags within the tag tree can be modified.Continue reading "Adjust logical reading order in Acrobat"
The semantics and the logical reading order can be checked in Adobe Acrobat using the tag tree. However, this might not be very comfortable and clear, which is why further possibilities are shown here.Continue reading "Check semantics and logical reading order"
The complete tagging of a PDF in Acrobat is only recommended if the authoring software does not allow PDF export with tags (Tagged PDF) or if the source document is not available. More below you will learn how to add or adjust single tags in Acrobat.Continue reading "Create and modify PDF tags in Acrobat"
PDF tags are not only needed to give content a semantic meaning, but also to determine the logical reading order. In InDesign, the order of the tags can be defined so that the logical reading order is already correct for the generated PDF.Continue reading "Defining logical reading order in InDesign"
In InDesign you can define heading tags manually through the paragraph style settings. For tables, lists and footnotes you’ll automatically get the appropriate tags if you use the available tools correctly.Continue reading "Defining PDF tags in InDesign"
One of the key structure elements are nested multi-level headings. Such structuring work can be achieved by consistently using paragraph styles in Word.Continue reading "Defining PDF tags in Word"
Working with the so-called tag tree, which is shown in the navigation pane “Tags”, can be a bit confusing, especially at the beginning. To counteract this, some techniques are explained in this article.Continue reading "General working with PDF tags in Acrobat"
This overview shows the most important tags from the PDF 1.7 standard. The reference helps you to choose the correct and semantic tags.Continue reading "Overview of the PDF tags"
One of the main tools for structuring documents is the use of headings. On a visual level, headlines are usually marked with larger font sizes or bolder font styles.Continue reading "Structure with the help of multi-level headings"
Users who need to use AT are not only dependent on semantically correct tags. It is also important to exclude decorative and irrelevant objects from the output. You can achieve this by marking such elements as artifacts.Continue reading "Unimportant and decorative objects as artifact"