I am converting Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents to PDF/A-2a but I’m having some accessibility issues with the resulting pdf.
From what I’ve read, the only way to perform this conversion is to first convert Word/Excel/Powerpoint to pdf (using aspose-word/cells/slides) and then from pdf to pdf/A-2a (using aspose-pdf). I have tried it and it seems to work from a visual perspective.
However, when trying to use text-to-speech (TTS) with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (and likely other non-OCR readers) the result is not as expected. All the conversions seem to work and support TTS in isolation, but not together.
This means that:
Word/Excel/Powerpoint ==> Pdf (works)
Pdf ==> Pdf/A-2a (works)
Word/Excel/Powerpoint ==> Pdf ==> Pdf/A-2a (does NOT work)
Aspose-word/cells/slides supports direct conversion to Pdf/A-1 (which works) but in my scenario where I want a pdf/A-2a I need to go through aspose-pdf (from what I’ve read in other support tickets).
Are there any settings I can tweak to make sure it doesn’t break or is it a bug?
I attached sample documents and a .NET program that does all these conversions.
PdfConversions.zip (224.8 KB)