[Athen] PDFMaker vs. Word Add-in for pdf conversion

Howard Kramer hkramer at ahead.org
Tue Apr 28 14:43:34 PDT 2015

(Note: I also posted this on the WebAIM list)

I've noticed there are two contradictory views regarding PDFMaker vs. the
Word/Office Add-in for Office 2010 and 2013. I've heard from some folks
that the Word Add-in works fine and just as well as the PDFMaker Add-in. On
the WebAIM site (http://webaim.org/techniques/acrobat/converting), they
state, regarding the Word Add-in that:

The tagging process may not be quite as good as with the Adobe add-in, but
most content, such as heading levels, lists, and alternative text for
images is exported.

Is the above the general consensus or is this still up for debate. I'd like
to know how strongly to recommend PDFMaker over the native Word Add-in.

Thanks in advance,

Howard Kramer
Conference Coordinator
Accessing Higher Ground
cell: 720-351-8668

AHEAD Association of Higher Education and Disability
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