How can we improve InDesign?

Improve InDesign Accessibility Export to PDF

ARTICLES AND LAYERS
When the logical reading order is set in Articles, it would save time if Layers could replicate the same order, whether it’s automated or if there was a way to select “Use Articles reading order for Layers.”

TABLE STRUCTURE
Set header scope for both columns and rows in cell properties in InDesign.

Simplified complex table structure.

FOOTNOTES
Set the hyperlink and correct tags when footnotes are referenced in tables.

More layout flexibility would also be helpful.

ALT TEXT
Adding Alt text to hyperlinks

PATHS
Paths not included in Articles should remain artifacts. If that’s not an option, maybe a “Find and Artifact” option would be helpful.

LANGUAGES
We have a legal statement translated in multiple languages. Currently, only 9 of the languages we need partially export to PDF. It would save a lot of time to have the language codes added in the Content properties automatically included in the Tags properties. We’re currently typing them in both places manually.

Thanks for your time!
Sara LL

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  • Bevi Chagnon | PubCom.com commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    ROW HEADERS
    Need an easy way to set the first column or two as Row Headers. This is being required by the newest standards and government requirements.

  • Bevi Chagnon | PubCom.com commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Voting +1 for Alt-Text on hyperlinks.

    The standards require "meaningful text for hyperlinks" which is very doable in websites, but not often appropriate in PDF documents. Alt-text on PDF hyperlinks would be extremely helpful in making them more accessible. Give us an easy way to do this in InDesign's Hyperlinks Panel.

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