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» Convert MS Office File to PDF

+ - Converting MS Document to PDF

  1. Double-check that the proper Application Settings are enabled in Word. You only need to do this once:
    • In Word, select Preferences from the Acrobat ribbon.
    • Ensure that Enable Accessibility and Reflow with tagged Adobe PDF setting is checked in the Acrobat PDFMaker dialog.
  2. To export a PDF, choose one of three methods (in descending order of preferability):
    • Select Create PDF from the Acrobat ribbon.
    • Select File > Export > Create a PDF/XPS Document.
    • Select File> Save as Adobe PDF.

+ - Checking Accessibility in Adobe Acrobat Pro

Your document should open automatically in Acrobat. If not, open it now.

Run the Accessibility Full Check

  1. Select
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and select Action Wizard.
  3. Select Make Accessible from the Actions List.
  4. Scroll to the bottom and select Run Accessibility Full Check.
  5. Select Start Checking
  6. The results will appear in the Accessibility Checker pane on the left side of the screen.

Fixing Problems

There will almost always be issues found that need to be fixed.

  1. Right-click on the Failed issue and select
  2. Title will almost always be one that needs to be fixed.
  3. Uncheck Leave As Is
  4. Enter the document’s title into the Title
  5. Click
  6. Fix any other issues that are present.

For more information, please watch Creating Accessible PDFs on Lynda.com.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Creative Cloud is Adobe’s suite of creative software, which includes Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere.

Available To:

Chapman faculty and staff on University-owned computers only.