Thanks for your feature request. We have added it in our backlog which will be prioritized based on other items. We will keep you posted with the progress.
Every day, millions of PDFs are made from Word that require accessibility (most governments worldwide have accessibility requirements).
This is a priority requirement that will help countless people work more efficiently, as well as help 40% of the world's population that benefits from accessible documents.
Adobe has built this option into InDesign's PDF export utility, so please add it to PDF Maker for MS Office.
Download the US federal government's W9 PDF form from the IRS website, https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf
Save the PDF to your desktop.
Fill it out.
Attempt to print it out.
Correction: the workaround is to SAVE AS a graphic, such as PNG. That method records the field data.
No version of printing to anything works consistently.
The broken tag tree happens whenever ANY editorial change is made the actual content, even swapping a period for a comma.
And the broken tags can happen anywhere in the document, not just on the page where the editorial change was made.
This is a serious bug; please fix it!
There is not workaround.
I have escalated the issue to the Engineering Team and will get back to you once I get an update on this.
This problem detailed in the main forums is related to the problem on this page.
It shows how the tags shown in the Order Panel don't match those in the Tag Tree.
The PDF/UA standards require that the Tags Tree have accurate tags, but other technologies use the Order Panel and its tags and reading order.
So we need both panels to be 100% in synch with each other: same tags and same reading order in both the Tags and Order panels.
Thank you, Rachit.
Please FIX THE PROBLEM and stop blaming the other divisions.
This is costing governments worldwide millions of dollars to fix InDesign's PDFs by hand in Acrobat.
Now that you have viable competitors that can create compliant PDFs, don't throw your customer base under the bus! They will get up and run to your competition.
The problem began with the release of InDesign CC:2017.
Get the 3 programming teams together (InDesign, Acrobat & PDF Producer/Library) and figure out how to fix it.
I have escalated the request to the higher management and we have kept it in our radar. You may see it in our near releases.
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This would be a very valuable feature in AcroForms.
We’ve kept a note of this Feature Request and we will revisit this once we have more users reporting this to us.
We’ll let you know if we get this planned for future.
With screen resolutions increasing so quickly, this would help people in several ways:
1) It would allow them to adjust the GUI to meet their individual needs.
2) Especially helpful when the user has a 2nd monitor attached to the main device...and it has a differentt resolution
3) Helps meet your VPAT for accessibility.
This is a no-brainer to me!.
We are always working to make it a better of experience for our accessibility customers.
We’ll be adding the support of Undo/Redo in order panels and Reading Order Tool in our coming releases.
Can you please tell me why you need the Tags Panel and Reading Order to be merged.
Thanks for adding the undo to the Order and Content panels.
Some other tools we need:
1. Ability to add these tags with the TURO/Reading Order tools:
Table of Contents/TOC Item
List / List Item / Lbl / Lbody
Essentially, we need the entire PDF-1 tag set that is listed in an Acrobat tag's Properties/Tag drop down menu.
2. In addition to the Auto IDs on table header cells (already there), auto scope and span on them, too.
3. And match up the data cells <TD>s with their respective header ID <TH> cells. STEM and government tables are usually several pages long and doing this manually can take hours, even a day or longer.
4. Ability to select some content and use AutoTag on it, not the entire document as it is now. In most documents, much of the tag structure is fine with some glitches on TOCs, tables, lists, etc. I don't want to loose the good tags when I use autotag, just want a portion to AI it into compliance.
—Bevi (delegate to the ISO PDF & PDF/UA standards committees)
Joel Crawford-Smith wrote: "And there are no alternatives to the product, so they don't have to fix anything."
Actually, we now have some alternatives to Adobe's products. 2 competitors have released PDF products that focus on accessibility. This is not the forum to mention them so I won't say anything more, other than Adobe's competitors are now on the playing field.
Those who remediate PDFs for accessibility use 3 panels:
— Order (formerly the architectural/construction panel)
Right now, we have undo only in the Tags panel.
We need it for the other 2 panels, too.
This is critical.
We have kept it in our radar and will implement in it the coming releases.
No, the Order panel tool doesn't really accomplish what's needed. Example, these items can't be selected and tagged from that panel:
- Lists (<L>, <LI>, <Lbl> and <Lbody>)
- Tables of Content (<TOC> and <TOCI> with <Link>/<Reference> + <Link OBJR>)
- Captions (without the <figure>; the Caption tag is being used on links, tables, and other items).
- Tables with footnotes
- Regular page footnotes with their corresponding hyperlinks.
Second, in some documents only a partial section needs to be corrected, such as 2 pages of a 100-page PDF. It would greatly help if the user could select that specific content and autotag it without re-tagging the remaining content.
Right now, autotag retags the entire document, which in many cases isn't needed.
Yes, I'm aware of that limitation.
That's why we're suggesting that Adobe correct that limitation.
Could you please brief me on the workflows where you are facing the issue.
This a problem for anyone who uses a screen reader who is trying to either use or make a PDF compliant. The problems have been there for eons,.
It's time to fix the problem.
@Carolyn T., the links to your videos do not work. Website states that they are unavailable.