axaio software GmbH
Status: Full Member
Country: DE
Sector: Accessibility
Joined at: Feb 12

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Rene TreuberRené Treuber successfully completed his apprenticeship at the sister company callas software, and meanwhile he can look back on more than six years working experience in the field of software development at callas and axaio. René Treuber will answer all technical questions in regard to our products MadeToPrint and MadeToCompare.
Karina ZanderKarina Zander has been working for more than seven years in the prepress software area and is responsible for marketing and sales related activities at axaio. Before changing to axaio software, she had been working as Marketing Manager for the sister company callas software. Do not hesitate to contact Karina Zander in case you have questions on axaio or axaio publishing solutions MadeToPrint, MadeForLayers and MadeToCompare.

Official release of axaio MadeToTag

Much easier, much faster and more reliable preparation of Adobe InDesign files for export to tagged PDF: Until June 30th, 2013 free of charge usage!

Berlin – 19 December, 2012 – axaio software, developer of automation solutions for PDF creation, printing output and content correction workflows for the publishing and printing markets, is proud to announce the official release of its Adobe InDesign CS5.5 and CS6 plugin for easy and fast preparation and export of tagged PDF files: axaio MadeToTag.

A year after starting up the beta program, where users of the public beta version actively participated in the realization of MadeToTag by bringing in their comments, ideas and solutions for improvement, axaio software released the official version of MadeToTag, a revolutionary product when it comes to creating tagged PDF files.

Why produce better tagged PDFs?

Tagged PDFs are essential for accessibility, so that screen reader devices for visually impaired people or reading software for users with learning disabilities can provide rich access to a PDF’s content. Tagged PDFs also enable screen reader software programs to offer easy navigation and accessible presentation of content in PDF files.

On top of that, PDF tags are 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.

Properly tagged PDF files have become very important for public administrations and enterprises. Legal requirements for physically impaired people and for accessibility in the information technology (such as described in the German BGG, BITV and EU mandate 376) impose that the public sector offers all content – webpages as well as PDF documents – in an accessible form. But also media service providers, representatives of associations and institutions as well as students and lecturers at colleges and unversities increasingly consider it their duty to have their written materials available as accessible documents. – Nothing simpler then that – with MadeToTag.

Tagged PDF in five steps!

MadeToTag features a user-interface that allows step-by-step guidance through tasks for creating accessible, tagged PDF files. This user-friendly concept offers a better overview of the necessary tasks and provides a higher level of control and security. In only five steps (tasks) tagged PDF files can be created from within Adobe InDesign CS5.5 or CS6:

Task 1: Define and review export tags
Task 2: Structure content into articles
Task 3: Display and edit alternate text
Task 4: Review document metadata
Task 5: Create tagged PDF

axaio MadeToTag is available in English and German and can be downloaded from the axaio software website. As special gift to all users the product can be used free of charge until June 30, 2013 without being bound to buy the product after that period. After June 30, 2013 the version will expire and you will need to buy the product if you further want to use it. ????axaio MadeToTag requires Adobe InDesign CS5.5 or CS6 and is available for Mac (10.5/10.6/10.7) and Windows (Vista and Windows 7).

About axaio software

axaio software optimizes and standardizes output automation processes and content correction workflows for environments working with Adobe InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator and QuarkXPress. Software from axaio vastly enhances the reliability of PDF creation as well as the automated export to different other file formats. Most of the axaio products seamlessly integrate into editorial environments based on vjoon K4, WoodWing Enterprise, Van Gennep PlanSystem4 and Quark Publishing System, for a status-based output. 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:

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