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Accessible PDFs: Even easier with InDesign CS5.5 and Acrobat X Pro


With InDesign CS5.5, you can greatly reduce the time and number of steps involved in creating accessible PDFs that people with disabilities can use more effectively. Establish content reading order and add Alt Text to images without using the XML structure pane. Tables, nested tables, lists, nested lists, footnotes, and hyperlinks now translate directly from InDesign to Acrobat.


A new tagging feature allows PDF tags to be built into paragraph styles, and improved object anchoring and export options make the entire InDesign-to-accessible-PDF process faster, easier, and more reliable.


In a two-part Adobe TV series,  Michael Murphy takes an in-depth look at all of the new and improved features in InDesign CS 5.5 that make this possible.


Part I examines the new features that greatly reduce the time and number of steps involved in creating accessible PDFs, by setting up a content order in the new Articles panel, creating anchored images within a text flow, applying all text and tagging instructions to the images, and mapping paragraph styles to PDF tags.


In Part II, Michael works with a finished InDesign document, exports a PDF, and show how well all the new InDesign CS5.5 features pay off in Acrobat X Pro, using an Acrobat X Action that guides the user through the accessibility checkup steps.


Click below to download this action. Once downloaded, unzip it, then double-click on it to load it into the Acrobat X Actions panel.



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Preparing InDesign Files for Accessibility

Presented by Michael Murphy


In this FREE 39-minute video on Adobe TV, learn how InDesign CS5 and Acrobat 9 Pro can work together to create accessible content for persons with disabilities.



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