Hi - I hope someone can help. I followed all of the steps here:
I especially followed the Repair Acrobat re-install, but nothing seems to work. I'm trying to get hired to do 508 Compliance and the employer is trying to test my ability, but I can't even begin the testing on my computer (Windows 7 Alienware) because part of the procedure is to have the PDF Maker tab in Word.
It appears that the Maker is there. See image below:
But after following the various steps at the URL above, nothing seems to work. Here's a snapshot of my Word. No PDF tab there:
Please help me on this. i'm trying to bid on a 508 job and need to get this to work so I can prove to the employer I can do the work.
More importantly you have incompatible Acrobat / MS Office versions in context of PDFMaker.
Your screencapture shows that you have Acrobat 9 installed and it appears that you have Office 2010 installed.
A "must have" browser bookmark/favorite is at:
Here, you have the listing of compatible web browsers and PDFMaker Applications.
So, with Acrobat 9 and Office 2010 you can File | Print from an Office application and select the Adobe PDF virtual printer.
You cannot use PDFMaker. Of course, the Adobe PDF virtual printer does not "do" tagged PDF.
However you do have the MS Office Save As PDF-XPS for output to PDF. The default configuration outputs tagged PDF.
You'd use Acrobat 9 Pro to do the required post-processing of the PDF(s) structure tree and page content (& yes you'll be having to do it the Office 2010 was improved but still had/has rough edges).
For Office 2010 the first PDFMaker for it came with Acrobat X. But "X" is no longer available. You need "XI".
You can upgrade from Acrobat 9 to Acroba XI Pro for $199.
Message was edited by: CtDave
I've posted the PDF of why I need to have that tab so I can do the work for the client. It's different than just "printing to PDF" unless there's another way to do what the attached says that I'm unaware of. Please see it here:
I understand why you want/need PDFMaker.
It provides the Tag management when creating a tagged output PDF from a supported version of MS Office.
But, from your screen captures it sure looks like you are using Office 2010 and Acrobat 9.
Acrobat 9's PDFMaker *is not* compatible with Office 2010.
Yes, installation of Acrobat 9 does install the PDFMaker.
Again, Acrobat 9's PDFMaker is not compatible with Office 2010 applications.
Simple as that.
OK, then what do you suggest? I'm here because I need to find a way to do the client's work. If I'm using Word and PDF 9 and it's not compatible, what do I do? Forget bidding on the job? Go out and buy a new laptop that will work with the client's files.
Is there a work-around...another way to do it with the existing tools?
"Best Practice" would be to have an install of Acrobat Pro version and MS Office version that result in having a PDFMaker that is compatible with the Office version you are using.
Alternative is to use the MS Office Save As PDF - XPS method to obtain a tagged PDF which you then post-process into ISO 14289-1 compliance using Acrobat Pro.
-A big plus of using Acrobat XI Pro is that it supports creation and checking PDFs that meet the PDF/UA ISO standard (if ISO compliant a PDF achieves WCAG
Do note that to be Section 508 compliant you need an ISO 14289-1 PDF. This ISO standard is the PDF/UA (Unversial Accessible) standard. 2.0).
Note that older reference information from dot GOV and dot EDU sources may not reflect the ISO standard and should be avoided.
Some essential references for successful processing of "accessible" PDF:
--| ISO 32000-1, PDF ISO standard (section 14.8 of particular importance)
--| ISO 14289-1, PDF/UA-1 - ISO standard for Accessible PDF.
--| Technical refences at AIIM
----| PDF/UA-1 Technical Implementation Guide: Understanding ISO 14289-1 (PDF/UA-1)
----| PDF/UA-1 Technical Implementation Guide: Understanding ISO 32000-1 (PDF 1.7) (under development)
----| Achieving WCAG 2.0 with PDF/UA
--| Useful "tools"
----| The Matterhorn Protocol from the PDF Association
----| pdfGoHTML from callas software.
Olaf's delivered a very useful tool wilth this free software.
----| PDF Accessibiilty Checker (PAC)
----| axesPDF for Word
----| Using Acrobat Pro's Accessibility Checker
For Acrobat 9:
For Acrobat X:
For Acrobat XI: