CommonLook Office GlobalAccess FAQs
CommonLook Office GlobalAccess modifies the document under the following circumstances in order to achieve more accessible Word and PowerPoint files:
- Any Alternative text added to images is set to the corresponding Word or PowerPoint object.
- The grouping (or ungrouping) of objects in CommonLook Office GA is committed to the Word or PowerPoint file.
NOTE: CommonLook Office GlobalAccess does NOT automatically save the document to disk but performs the above modifications in memory. When the document is closed, Word or PowerPoint offers to save the document.
As mentioned in the previous question, CommonLook Office GlobalAccess will make some accessibility changes to the source file, improving its accessibility. However, because there are limitations in MS Word and PowerPoint, these files can not always be made 100% compliant. This is, in fact, one more reason to create a PDF – because PDFs can be made compliant!
CommonLook Office GlobalAccess stores this information in a custom data section of the file.
No. CommonLook Office GlobalAccess produces PDF documents from the PowerPoint slides alone.