Preparing a PDF for Web Posting with Adobe Acrobat X Pro
All documents posted to the Department's Web site must Meet the Commonwealth's Web Accessibility Standards.
These standards specify that PDF Documents must be both optimized and accessible.
The following standards and conventions are required when posting PDF documents:
Create the PDF with Accessibility Tags
- In the source program, (typically MS Office Suite) use the default settings for PDF Conversion. [Acrobat Menu > Preferences]
- Add an Electronic Title and metadate to the Office file as usual.
- Create the PDF
Set the Properties of the PDF
After the PDF is created, open the properties sheet [File > Properties or right click and select Document Properties]
On the Description tab:
- confirm that the Title is persisted from the source file, if not enter the title now.
- check that Tagged PDF and Fast Web View are set to Yes
Select the Security tab, confirm the security method is set to No Security.
Select the Initial View tab. Configure the settings as below:
- Navigation tab: Page only
- Page layout: Default
- Magnification: Fit Page
- Show: Document Title
Select the Custom Tab
- Confirm that metadata property persists from source file. If not add one now in Mmm dd yyyy format. Example: Feb 29 2012
- Delete any incomplete or nonsense pairs.
Select the Advanced tab and choose English as the Language.
Click OK to saves these settings
Perform an Accessibility check
- From the top menu, select View > Tools > Accessibility. This opens a panel on the right side of the window.
- Select Quick Check
- If you don't have any accessibility issues, you should this window
- For more detailed information select Start Checking.
- If you don't have any accessibility issues, you should see this window
- If there are issues, review the Accessibility Report. In general it's best to fix any issues the source file and recreate the PDF.
Save the file!