axaio software introduces public beta version of new product – MadeToTag

Much easier, much faster and more reliable preparation of Adobe InDesign files for export to tagged PDF

Berlin – 27 January, 2012 - axaio software, developer of automation solutions for PDF creation, printing and content correction workflows for the publishing and printing markets, introduces axaio MadeToTag: an Adobe InDesign plugin for efficient export of InDesign documents to tagged PDF files.

PDF files can not only define the visual appearance of pages in a document, but can also be enhanced by tags that define a semantic structure for the page content. Tagged PDF is a prerequisite for accessibility, so that screen readers for visually impaired people or reading software for users with learning disabilities can provide rich access to a PDF’s content. In addition, tagged PDF enables substantially better indexing by search engines and more reliable text extraction or conversion to other formats. With MadeToTag you can prepare your Adobe InDesign documents for export to tagged PDF much easier, faster and more complete. Last but not least MadeToTag offers easy to use quality control and substantially reduces errors.

Produce better tagged PDFs

axaio MadeToTag is an Adobe InDesign plugin that helps tagging InDesign files in a user-friendly, logically structered and intuitive way. A very handy list of shortcuts for quick and easy tagging, problem locators to avoid mistakes and previews of collected or not collected articles for a better overview increase the operator’s productivity.

Instead of tedious dragging and dropping, you can easily structure your InDesign files via shortcuts. MadeToTag includes a problem locator that identifies and automatically fixes problems you usually encounter within InDesign; such as incorrect hyphens, misplaced hard returns or incorrectly formatted lists. It also locates images that don’t have an alternative text, which is required for creating accessible PDFs. Missing alternative texts can be added within seconds.

MadeToTag is an intuitive, fast and reliable tagging tool. Tagged PDFs enable assistive devices, such as screen reader software programs, to offer easy navigation and accessible presentation of content in PDF files.

PDF tags are also an effective method to improve your company’s Search Engine Optimization. The tags in the PDF file follow concepts similar to those found in HTML. Properly used tags place websites higher in the search engine rankings.

On top of that, PDF tags are beginning to emerge as a vital part of the business world. Properly tagged PDF files have become a requirement for certain organizations and businesses. Regulations like Section 508 in the USA, Common Look in Canada or the Ordinance on Barrier-Free Information Technology in Germany impose that the public sector, in all industrialized countries, offers all content – web pages as well as PDF documents – in an accessible form.

Free MadeToTag public beta version for everyone

With the MadeToTag public beta version, users have the one-time chance to actively participate in the realization of the final product by subscribing to the beta program. Everyone has the chance to bring in comments, ideas and solutions for improvement through discussions at the MadeToTag forum. Thus, MadeToTag will be developed not only from axaio software’s point of view, but also according to the requirements of those who want to use the product in the future.

As a thank you for helping us make MadeToTag even better, all active beta testers are eligible to receive a 50% discount on MadeToTag once it ships (valid through pre-order or for 30 days after initial shipping date).

The MadeToTag beta version is available in English only and can be downloaded free of charge on the axaio software website.To get a first insight into MadeToTag, Olaf Drümmer, CEA at axaio software, is holding webinars in English and German. Everyone is invited to participate. Please log in here: English Webinar: 7 February at 5pm German Webinar: 10 February at 11am

The MadeToTag public beta version requires Adobe InDesign CS 5.5 and is available for Mac (10.5/10.6/10.7) and Windows (Vista and Windows 7). The final version of MadeToTag, once shipping in mid 2012, will work with Adobe InDesign from CS 5.5 and upward, and will be available in German, French and English. For more information, please contact us at madetotag@axaio.com

About axaio software

axaio software streamlines PDF creation, printing and content correction workflows for Adobe InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator and QuarkXPress environments. Its flagship product, MadeToPrint, vastly enhances the reliability of PDF creation, print output processes as well as export to other file formats. It offers three levels of automation from semi-automatic over hotfolder processing to true-lights out server processing with MadeToPrint Server. axaio products seamlessly integrate into editorial environments based on vjoon K4, WoodWing Enterprise 7, Van Gennep PlanSystem4 or Quark Publishing System. axaio solutions are being used by publishing houses, advertisement agencies, prepress and packaging companies all over the world. More information on the axaio website: www.axaio.com.

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