Preparing Accessible PDFs with InDesign CS5.5 and Acrobat X Pro
InDesign CS 5.5 greatly reduces the time and number of steps involved in creating accessible PDFs that people with disabilities can use more effectively. With InDesign CS 5.5, you can establish content reading order and add Alt Text to images right in InDesign without using the XML structure pane. Tables, nested tables, lists, nested lists, footnotes and hyperlinks now translate directly from InDesign to Acrobat. A new 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 brand-new, two-part video series on Adobe TV that launched today, Adobe worked with Michael Murphy, host of the InDesigner Podcast, to take an in-depth look at all of the new, and improved features in InDesign CS 5.5 that make this possible. In Part I, Michael 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, he 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.