At 14:44 26-7-2011, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :) Can you post a bug-report about it?
Perhaps add "[wishlist]" to the subject-line?
OK, I did not know that tag existed.
I think post the bug-report now rather than leaving it. Any small improvement
in accessibility should be a priority in my opinion. Sometimes the defaults are
not really thought about and are easy to change which helps new devs learn how
to do coding :) A good win for everyone.
Is there a down-side to having Pdfs tagged by default? What does the tagged
"Tagged PDF contains information about the structure of the document contents.
This can help to display the document on devices with different screens, and
when using screen reader software. "
Exporting an inaccessible document as "tagged PDF" may give people the
impression that a document is accessible when they do only a superficial check
(e.g. Adobe Reader's so-called accessibility check only checks whether the PDF
is tagged or not).
I would also want to avoid that authors get the false idea that checking
"tagged PDF" is all they need to do to produced accessible PDF. (Although I
doubt that changing the default setting will make a difference to this type of
Regards from Tom :)
From: Christophe Strobbe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tue, 26 July, 2011 12:28:35
Subject: [libreoffice-accessibility] Should Writer export tagged PDF and
bookmarks by default?
Hi, I have been thinking about ways to improve accessible authoring in
LibreOffice Writer. As far as I know, Writer (in OpenOffice.org and in
LibreOffice) is the only open source office software that can export tagged PDF,
which is important for accessibility. When you open the PDF Options dialog (File
-> Export as PDF...), the options "Tagged PDF" and "Export bookmarks" on the
General tab and the option "Bookmarks and page" on the Initial View tab are
unchecked by default. When you check them, they remain checked for later export
commands. However, wouldn't it be better if these options were checked by
default? Checking these options does not magically make your PDF documents
accessible, because that depends on the quality of the ODF source. So should we
request this feature now or should we wait until an accessibility checker for
Writer becomes available? Best regards, Christophe
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