CommonLook Office Pro – Word or Powerpoint to Accessible PDF

A companion to the core Microsoft Office writing tools, CommonLook Office Pro makes it easy for any user to create accessible, Section 508 compliant PDF documents directly from Microsoft Word or PowerPoint 2007, 2010 or 2013.

No prior knowledge of accessibility, Section 508, or WCAG 2.0 is required. CommonLook Office Pro presents simple instructions to guide the user through every accessibility checkpoint relevant to the document.

CommonLook Office Pro Features

  • Support for MS Word & MS PowerPoint

    Create Accessible PDF files from both of Microsoft’s most popular authoring applications

  • Step-by-Step Simplicity

    Move through checkpoints in order, then make an accessible PDF

  • Comprehensive Preparation

    Content preparation checkpoints for (almost) any situation

  • Complete Section 508 Verification

    Detailed coverage of all Section 508 requirements

  • Style Mapping

    Manage style usage and mapping to PDF tags

  • Table Formatting

    Manage simple, complex, and presentation tables

  • More than just Section 508 (including many WCAG 2.0 Checkpoints)

    Ensure headings are present and nested correctly, validate lists, and more

  • Upgraded User Interface

    Improved checkpoints and all-new documentation

CommonLook Office Pro Benefits

  • Easy to Use

    Identifies and helps correct accessibility compliance problems quickly and easily, automating most tasks

  • Fast & Efficient Without Sacrificing Quality

    Stop only when attention is required; typical 5-page documents take under 5 minutes

  • Reduces Compliance Costs

    Lowers the quantity, complexity, and expense of  accessibility repairs to existing documents

  • Improves Compliance Overall

    Accessibility awareness enters the writing process

  • Methodical Yet Flexible

    Easy for beginners with immediate results, power tools for advanced users

  • Proven Effective

    CommonLook Office Pro has been producing accessible PDF files around the world since 2009

  • A Key Role in Your Accessibility Strategy

    Section 508’s covered; CommonLook Office 1.2 also helps get you closer to WCAG 2.0 and PDF/UA

“CommonLook Office… eliminates any excuses of time, deadlines, or complexity that have been used for not creating accessible PDF up to now.”
– Peter Abrahams, Practice Leader – Accessibility and Usability, Bloor Research. Read his complete review!

CommonLook Office Pro goes far beyond the native PDF creation capabilities in Word, PowerPoint or Acrobat. See our comparison of creative options for PDF accessibility for more information.

System Requirements

CommonLook Office requires the following:

  • Operating System: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, or XP
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or later required
  • MS Word 2007, MS Word 2010, or MS Word 2013 (32 and 64 bit)
  • MS PowerPoint 2007, MS PowerPoint 2010, or MS PowerPoint 2013 (32 and 64 bit)

For Our Federal Customers…

Our GSA schedule contract number is GS-35F-0161V. You may download our GSA Catalog from the GSA Advantage website or download CommonLook’s VPAT for CommonLook Office.