Creating a PDF from Google Doc

Issue/Question

How do I make an accessible PDF from Google Doc

Environment

  • Google Docs
  • Grackle Docs for Google

Cause

Google Docs has a built-in automatic check accessibility feature available through an add-on called Grackle Docs.
All accessibility issues need to be checked before exporting to PDF. This is largely a manual process.
There are two primary ways to generate an accessible PDF from a Google Doc. 1) download the Google Doc to an MS Word file and use the MS Word “Check Accessibility” tool, or 2) Use the Grackle Docs automated accessibility checker available in Google Docs.

Resolution

  1. Download the Google Doc as a word document
    1. Click File
    2. Click Download
    3. Click Microsoft Word
  2. Run Check Accessibility feature in word to resolve all errors
  3. Click Save As
  4. Click PDF

Grackle Docs for Google

  1. All faculty and students have access to Grackle Docs as an add-on to Google Docs
  2. Log in to Google with your USD email address
  3. Grackle docs is only available for USD domain users
  4. Launch Grackle Docs from Google Docs
    1. Click Add-On
    2. Click Grackle Docs
    3. Click  Launch Tutorial Grackle Docs for Google
  5. Tutorial Grackle Docs for Google

Details

Article ID: 6299
Created
Mon 5/3/21 2:14 PM
Modified
Mon 10/25/21 12:44 PM
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