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Re: Adobe vs. Magellan PDF to HTML converter

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 14:41:57 -0600
Message-Id: <199903112037.OAA28198@staff2.cso.uiuc.edu>
To: "Leonard R. Kasday" <kasday@acm.org>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I looked at the Magellan demo and it uses absolute CSS positioning.  So if
you try to adjust font size you get alphabet soup.  The only element inside
the body tag they use is the SPAN element.  So if you turn off style sheets
everything is a single paragraph.

Not a great accessibility tool.

Jon


At 02:54 PM 3/11/99 -0500, Leonard R. Kasday wrote:
>There's a commercial PDF to HTML converter 
>
>http://www.bcl-computers.com/contents/PDFSolutions/magellan.htm
>
>Does anyone know how well it works for producing accessible output, and how
>it compares with the free adobe conversion programs and services described
>at http://access.adobe.com/
>
>(which include a web form, plugin, and email)
>
>there's another tool "net-it central" listed at 
>http://www.pdfzone.com/products/software/tool_NetItCentral.html
>but the link on the page is broken.
>
>Len
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>
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> 
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
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