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Typesetting from Microsoft Word – Getting Tagged PDF and Accessible EPUB

A Value-Discovery Session for Journal Publishers

Bill Kasdorf, Independent Consultant, Kasdorf & Associates, LLC
Pradeep Jain, Founder and Chief Content Architect, Ictect, Inc.
Zak Mazur, Director of Marketing, Ictect, Inc.
Wednesday, February 27 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT

Typesetting from Microsoft Word – Getting Tagged PDF and Accessible EPUB

February 27, 2019

A Value-Discovery Session for Journal Publishers


For many years, publishers and service providers have had interest in typesetting from Microsoft Word. Some have attempted, and some have ruled it out. Pradeep Jain, Chief Content Architect from Ictect and independent consultant Bill Kasdorf, Principal, Kasdorf & Associates and past president of the Society for Scholarly Publishing will share their insights on this topic in this 1-hour webinar. The webinar includes demonstrations of Ictect’s software on new publishing models with Microsoft Word, JATS XML and Intelligent Content. If you are considering modernizing your journals, this webinar will provide new insights.

You will learn about:

  • The history of typesetting, markup languages and Microsoft Word
  • Typesetting and accessibility-related features in Microsoft Word
  • Journal publishing workflows with automated formatting
  • Creating tagged PDF and accessible EPUB – Demonstrations
  • Conducting a proof of concept with Ictect


Presentation 1 — Zak Mazur

  • Introduction and Announcements

Presentation 2 — Bill Kasdorf

  • Typesetting from Microsoft Word? Really?

Presentation 3 — Pradeep Jain

  • Journal publishing workflows with automated formatting
  • Demonstrations with Ictect software

More Information and Open Forum Discussion

  • Get answers to your questions from industry expert Bill Kasdorf and Intelligent Content Architect Pradeep Jain
  • Learn more about doing a proof of concept with Ictect software

Speakers and Facilitators

Bill Kasdorf

Independent Consultant
Kasdorf & Associates, LLC

Bill is an experienced technical consultant, past president of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and a well-regarded speaker and educator. He is Principal of Kasdorf & Associates, LLC, a publishing consultancy focusing on accessibility, XML/HTML/EPUB modeling, information infrastructure, and workflow. In his consulting practice, Bill has served clients globally, including large international publishers such as Pearson, Cengage, Wolters Kluwer, Kaplan, and Sage; scholarly presses and societies such as Harvard, MIT, Toronto, Taylor & Francis, Cambridge, and IEEE; aggregators such as VitalSource; and global publishing and library organizations such as the World Bank, the British Library, the Asian Development Bank, OCLC, and the European Union.

Pradeep Jain

Founder and Chief Content Architect
Ictect, Inc.

Pradeep is Founder and Chief Content Architect for Ictect, Inc. His specialization is in Intelligent Content, Semantic Technologies, High-quality XML, and Content Architectures for large-scale applications. He has extensive experience in modernizing document lifecycle for the Department of Defense, Book Publishers, TechPub Departments and Journal Publishers.

Zak Mazur

Director of Marketing
Ictect, Inc.

Zak Mazur is a seasoned communicator with a rich and varied writing background. Zak has worked as a newspaper reporter and as an editor and writer for the Zoological Society of Milwaukee – Wisconsin's largest nonprofit. In addition to writing and editing, Zak has years of experience working in media relations. He has obtained coverage for clients in major national print publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, and on major national broadcast outlets (CBS’ “Morning Show,” Fox News Channel, and more.) Zak has also worked as a copywriter and marketing content specialist for several tech companies. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a B.A. in History, Zak later obtained a Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing and Communication from the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Free Registration


  • Feel free to submit your questions about journal publishing workflows in advance. We will incorporate them in the webinar.
  • We welcome your manuscripts. If you would like to submit sample manuscripts that can be used in the webinar, please send emails to

Next Steps

Webinar participants may consider the following next steps:

  • A hands-on immersion experience at Microsoft Technology Center for editors and production staff
  • One-on-one discussion of cost-saving opportunities with Office 365 and Intelligent Content
  • A proof of concept for your organization

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