Image Alt Text

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Image Alt Text

Unread postby Mikw Barmore » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:23 pm

Is there a way to add Alt Text to images that will carry over when published to HTML and PDF (for 508 compliance)?
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Re: Image Alt Text

Unread postby Tim Green » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:35 am

Just enter text in the tooltip field, that will also populate the Alt field (double-click on an image in the editor to edit). You can also automatically populate the Alt field with the image filename if there is no tooltip. You can do this in the Project Explorer on the left, in Configuration > Publishing Options > WebHelp > HTML Export Options.
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Re: Image Alt Text

Unread postby Mikw Barmore » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:57 pm

This worked for generating HTML versions of the file, but the PDF compiler is not picking up the tool tips.
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Re: Image Alt Text

Unread postby Tim Green » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:47 am

Mikw Barmore wrote:This worked for generating HTML versions of the file, but the PDF compiler is not picking up the tool tips.

That is normal. PDF only shows tooltips for external links to things like websites. It doesn't show tooltips for internal links. They are also automatic, generated by Adobe Reader. You can't create or edit them yourself.
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