Tuesday, October 26, 2010

PDF-Export in PowerPoint 2010: Beware of accessibility Option!

In Office 2010, the export to PDF is included out-of-the-box simply via the Save as feature.

That’s nice and neat, but be aware that by default, the resulting PDF is enhanced by accessibility tags. These tags may result in unwanted tooltip windows on hovering an image in Adobe Reader:

PDF with tooltips for images

You can overcome this by invoking the Options dialog directly from the Save as dialog:

PowerPoint SaveAs Dialog: Options-Button

Here you can deselect the corresponding option:

PowerPoint PDF export option for accessibility

Unfortunately this has to be done before every export.

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