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Hi there, I am creating booklets to be exported as PDFs and used as online story guides. I want to add alt text to the images. I have clicked on Slice Options and typed in text in the Alt field. Do I need to fill in the other fields as well? How will I know if the alt text has worked?  Thank you. 

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InDesign has Conditional text, which is useful for documents with multiple of languages or versions. You can produce a somewhat similar result in Illustrator by using layers. Add the image text on separate layers and save as a PDF using the Illustrator default settings, this will include all layers from Illustrator, visible or not. In Acrobat or Reader, you can turn the layer visibility on or off as desired. Note, not all PDF viewers respect PDF layers.

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Hi there, I am creating booklets to be exported as PDFs and used as online story guides. I want to add alt text to the images. I have clicked on Slice Options and typed in text in the Alt field. Do I need to fill in the other fields as well? How will I know if the alt text has worked?  Thank you. 

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InDesign has Conditional text, which is useful for documents with multiple of languages or versions. You can produce a somewhat similar result in Illustrator by using layers. Add the image text on separate layers and save as a PDF using the Illustrator default settings, this will include all layers from Illustrator, visible or not. In Acrobat or Reader, you can turn the layer visibility on or off as desired. Note, not all PDF viewers respect PDF layers.

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Use InDesign for that.

You won't get Alt Text in Illustrator.

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Thank you - wonder why Alt Text is offered in the Slice Options menu box then.....? 

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Slices themselves have nothing whatsoever in common with PDF. They don't even live on the same planet.

 

Slices is a web technology from the nineties.

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InDesign has Conditional text, which is useful for documents with multiple of languages or versions. You can produce a somewhat similar result in Illustrator by using layers. Add the image text on separate layers and save as a PDF using the Illustrator default settings, this will include all layers from Illustrator, visible or not. In Acrobat or Reader, you can turn the layer visibility on or off as desired. Note, not all PDF viewers respect PDF layers.

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Great, thank you. Will engage with InDesign instead. 

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