[pdftex] making pdf document accessible using LaTeX

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 15:23:16 CET 2007

On Nov 13, 2007 7:26 AM, Thierry Bouche <thierry.bouche at ujf-grenoble.fr> wrote:
> Hi,
> Le lundi 12 novembre 2007, vers 01:18:05, Victor Ivrii écrivit :
> V> This is an example posted by someone more knowledgeable than me. You
> V> can put the text to speak in
> V>  /ActualText (sum with i from to n .....  )
> this is very interesting. How much of this is automatizable?

So far not much. Actually I would be interested in beamer feature: to
mark to read only new on the frame: currently if frame is

Harry loves Sally

Sally loves Harry

it would be read as

Harry loves Sally Harry loves Sally Sally loves Harry

So, the second entry of "Sally loves Harry" in pdf file should be
marks as skipped

> While on this topic, I read here a while ago about the possibility to
> have some kind of tooltip window with typeset material in it showing
> while passing the pointer over an activated zone. This is typically a
> feature that would change mere links into a useful thing for latex cross
> references (show the bibitem when pointing a bibcte, e.g., or the
> equation content for an eqref, or theorem statement, section title,
> etc.)

cooltooltips by Scott Pakin
> Same question here: has someone developed something so that I can simply
> plug a package and have all my crossrefs (at the possible price of some
> more markup required) turned into a tooltip preview of the target?

> That would make PDF (and pdflatex) quite a user friendly system for the
> scientist!
>  Thierry
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Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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