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Panel "Preview"

What it does

In the panel Preview you get a screenreader preview of your document after clicking the button Refresh.

Use it for

  • checking the document structure visually (logical order, semantics)
  • checking the correct presentation of text (spaces, characters)

How to use it

  1. Simply click the button Preview at the bottom left corner of the axesPDF program window.
  2. Click the button Refresh.
  3. Scroll down to check the complete content and the structure element. Move the cursor on a structure element symbol, then the name of the structure element will be displayed. Or have a look on our table with an explanation of all symbols.


Check out our detailed description of "How to use the screenreader preview?".

Related checkpoint

PDF/UA: Matterhorn Protocol

  • Checkpoint 01: Real content tagged, Failure Condition: 01-006
  • Checkpoint 09: Appropriate Tags, Failure Condition: 09-003

 Also see: Matterhorn Protocol - PDF/UA translated into checkpoints

Related accessibility issue

Correct semantics are the backbone of an accessible document.

The correct presentation of text is crucial for reading and understanding.