Tag: structure

Navigating the Internal Structure of a PDF Document

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‘A PDF Document is a many layered thing.’ So says Thom Parker, who in this article tries to make sense of the structures and objects that compose a PDF Document with a view to fostering a better understanding of the PDF Specification.

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What does Section 508 mean for your PDFs?

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A paragraph-by-paragraph review of the code, and it’s implications for your PDF files.

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Accessible PDF: A Strategic Review

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In February, 2003, I argued on Planet PDF that accessibility is a big issue for Adobe Systems – and for the future of the PDF format. See that article, and a sidebar: Comparing Tagged PDF to Accessibility for the Masses for my suggestion. With the release of Reader and Acrobat 6.0 and the Read Aloud feature, Adobe took a major step towards my recommendation for adopting an Accessibility for the Masses perspective. If you have Reader 6.0 and speakers attached, open a PDF and try a Control-Shift-V. (You’ll be glad to know that Control-Shift-E stops it!).

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PDF files can comply with Section 508. Now it’s your move.

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Problem: you host PDF files, and they are some of the most heavily downloaded files on your site. You need to make them compliant with Section 508. At the same time, you want them to deliver a good experience to the end-user, beyond formal compliance. Can it be done?

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Tags or Scripts for Accessible Forms?

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Forms pose special challenges for PDF files. Early in 2003, I asked Bryan Guignard for his view on this complex and thorny subject.

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