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Section 508 Compliance from Word and PowerPoint

A companion to the core Microsoft Office writing tools, CommonLook Office 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 or Section 508 is required. CommonLook Office presents simple instructions to guide the user through every accessibility checkpoint relevant to the document.

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Accessible PDF from Word & Powerpoint

CommonLook Office Features!CommonLook Office Benefits!
  • Support for MS Word & MS PowerPoint
    Create Section 508 compliant 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. 
  • Beyond Section 508
    Ensure headings are present and nested correctly, validate lists and more.
  • Upgraded User Interface
    Improved checkpoints and all-new documentation!
  • Easy to Use
    Identifies and helps correct Section 508 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 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 goes far beyond the native PDF creation capabilities in Word, Powerpoint or Acrobat. See our comparison of creation options for PDF accessibility for more information.

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 the NetCentric Technologies' VPAT for CommonLook Office.

Supported Microsoft Windows and Office

  • MS Word 2007,MS Word 2010 & MS Word 2013 (32 and 64 bit)
  • MS PowerPoint 2007 & MS PowerPoint 2010 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows Operating Systems: Windows 8,7, Vista or XP
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 6.0 or later required

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