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MadeToTag update with new functionalities for even more export efficiency of tagged PDFs

Berlin – March 24, 2014 – axaio software, developer of automation solutions for PDF creation, printing and content correction workflows for the publishing and printing markets, today launches an update version of MadeToTag: an InDesign plugin for reliable preparation of InDesign documents for workflows where tagged PDF files are required.

Today's update version of MadeToTag includes two important new features that makes creating tagged PDFs even safer, more flexible, more efficient and less time-consuming.

For one, the new version offers to optimize 'anchored objects' within tagged PDFs. Anchored objects are items, such as images or text boxes, that are attached — or anchored — to specific text. So far, these anchored objects were not displayed correctly according to the requirements of tagged PDFs. When exporting anchored objects they were placed as a whole in the tagging structure ignoring the tags of titles and lists for example. MadeToTag solves this problem by temporarily keeping text and images of anchored objects separately while placing them in a correct reading order. On top of that MadeToTag puts anchored objects at the end of paragraphs to generate a logic reading order and an according “tagging tree” within the PDF.

In addition, you can now export complete InDesign books as tagged PDF. Previously it was only possible to export single InDesign documents as tagged PDF, even if it was created as an InDesign book. Now the user has the choice to either export single pages or the book as a whole.

A free 30 days trial version of MadeToTag is available on the axaio website.

Why tagged PDFs?

PDF files can not only define the visual appearance of pages in a document, but can also be enhanced by so-called 'tags' that define a semantic structure for the page content. Tagged PDF is a prerequisite for accessibility. 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 Accessible 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.

Produce better tagged PDFs

axaio MadeToTag is an InDesign plugin that helps tagging InDesign files in a user-friendly, logically structured 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.

Pricing and availability

axaio MadeToTag is immediately available and costs 149 Euro (excl. VAT). Discounts for multi- user licenses are available as of 10 licenses (1.249 Euro excl. VAT).

MadeToTag works with CS5.5, CS6 and CC (Creative Cloud) on the same machine and is available for Mac (10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8) and Windows (Vista and Windows 7/8). After having purchased MadeToTag, updates will be free of charge for one year after the date of purchase. axaio software has many ideas for MadeToTag; so updates are provided every 2-3 months. In order to benefit from MadeToTag updates after one year, customers will need to purchase a new MadeToTag license for the full price ruling then. Customers, who are not interested in further updates, can continue to use the purchased version.

MadeToTag is available in many different languages: English, German, French, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and newly also in Swedish.

To buy MadeToTag, customers can contact the reseller on-site - http://www.axaio.com/doku.php/en:buy:partners:benelux or go to the axaio webshop - http://www.axaio.com/bpwshop/ax_formBPW_en.php.

About axaio software

axaio 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 and seamlessly integrates into editorial environments based on vjoon K4, WoodWing Enterprise 7, Van Gennep PlanSystem4 or Quark Publishing System. Another topic axaio software is focusing on is the generation of accessible documents, a theme of growing importance. axaio solutions are being used by publishing houses, advertisement agencies, prepress service providers and packaging companies all over the world. axaio software actively supports the international PDF standards and is member of the PDF Association. More information on the axaio website: www.axaio.com.

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