[Tugindia] alt text for figures

Ambika Vanchinathan ambikav at yahoo.com
Sat May 15 16:56:15 CEST 2010

Acrobat Pro (9.3.2) does not read aloud the alternate text when using the suggested code. BTW, when I use cooltooltips package the tooltips are read aloud. I also tried the alttext command with cooltooltips but nothing happened.


----- Original Message ----
From: Radhakrishnan CV <cvr at river-valley.org>
To: TUGIndia Mailing List <tugindia at tug.org>
Sent: Fri, May 14, 2010 2:28:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Tugindia] alt text for figures

On 14-May-2010, at 12:47 PM, Ambika Vanchinathan wrote:

> Dear Mr. Radhakrishnan,
> I checked with the Acrobat Pro version 9.3.2 with the code you gave for the alt text. It is still not recognising. Any suggestion?

Unless it is tagged, I think, Acrobat will not recognize. Unfortunately, you can't generate a tagged pdf with pdfTeX as of now. But, I still believe, the \alttext macro inserts right kind of PDF literals needed for marking alternate text as per Adobe's current PDF specification.

BTW, does Acrobat Pro read aloud the alternate text? 


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