need help in creating alttext for images which is part of subtemplate.
we have flow like, placing interactive pdf (created by Indesign document) in InDesign Document as link. is there any way creatig alttext for images which are part of interactive pdf (placed as image) and when export main document should show and read by screen readers.
attached "MainTemplate.indd" for reference where "SubTemplate.pdf" placed as link which is having image and text. is there any way to create alt text for image which is part of "SubTemplate.pdf"
Note: SubTemplate.pdf is created by another indesign document.
This we already using for images which are part of indesign, was trying to alttext the image which is part of subtemplate (Indesign document placed inside another indesign document) in main InDesign document.
Fill in the basic meta information in Bridge for any image you place (PF/TIFF/JPG/PSD), don't use EPS, and in Object Styles define the alt text as an entry of the used meta fields. It will draw automatically that text. Apply the object style to any image.
Just to clarify, Alt-Text is not "drawn."
It is an invisible attribute on the PDF's <Figure> tag that is voiced by screen readers and other assistive technologies.
I think what Willi was saying is that if you write the Alt-Text in Bridge (usually in the Description metadata field), you can instruct InDesign to "pull" the metadata from the file and create the Alt-Text (Object / Object Export Options and then select the first tab Alt-Text. From the Alt-Text Source drop-down menu, select the Description field or whichever metadata field where you wrote the Alt-Text in Bridge.
we have flow like, placing interactive pdf (created by Indesign document) in InDesign Document as link. is there any way creatig alttext for images which are part of interactive pdf (placed as image) and when export main document should show and read by screen readers.By @sanjeevak52564269
When you place a PDF into your InDesign layout, it is treated as a graphic when the layout is exported to tagged PDF. Therefore, the entire placed PDF gets a <Figure> tag in the final PDF.
You do not have access to the individual parts (graphic, text, headings, etc.) in the placed PDF, so no, you can't create Alt-Text for the individual graphics that are in the placed PDF.
This is a critical shortcoming of InDesign: there are so many times where a placed PDF must be kept as live elements in the final PDF, not a <Figure>. In a way, we want to "pass down" the original live tagged elements of the placed PDF into the new exported final PDF.
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