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Document requirements

A Word document has to fulfill several requirements so that axesWord can create a PDF/UA conform document:

  • Each element has an appropriate ROLE MAPPING (the role Default is normally appropriate).
  • Each element has a defined position in the logical order of the document structure (simply said this corresponds to the READING ORDER).
  • Figures have an ALTERNATIVE TEXT or are marked as decorative elements. Latter is called ARTIFACT.
  • Formulas have an ALTERNATIVE TEXT, which is normally the linearized form of the formula.
  • TABLES are data tables and not pictures.
  • COLUMN and ROW HEADERS in tables are assigned to styles with corresponding role mapping.