I created a 508 compliant tagged document in Adobe Acrobat Pro. (I couldn't find any tagging help in my authoring document, Word 7 for Mac).
I now need to update my document with a revision. When I export it back to my authoring software, I loose all of my tags. How can I update my doc without loosing my tags?
An export of PDF is of the page content only. How it 'lands' in the file formate being exported to is facilitated by the structure tree of tags/element (if present) in the PDF.
However, the structure tree exist independently from the PDF page content; so, it cannot/will not be exported.
You'll have to make edits in the authoring file and output a new, tagged PDF. Then post-process with Acrobat Pro.
No way around that.
For those who need to or desire to provide accessible PDF the ISO standard PDF/UA-1 is a "must have" reference.
--| The ISO Standard for PDF/UA (ISO 14289-1:2012). Available at the ANSI web store.
Other documents that are pending release are:
--| PDF/UA-1 Technical Implementation Guide
--| PDF/UA-1 Technical Implementation Guide: 32000-1
(ISO 32000-1 is the current ISO Standard for PDF)
--| Achieving WCAG 2.0 with PDF/UA (WCAG 2.0 for PDF is PDF/UA)
The latter three documents are expected to be available on AIIM's web site.
Message was edited by: CtDave
You can make minor text edits in a tagged PDF right in Acrobat Professional using the Edit Document Text tool. If your changes only affect a few pages, you could revise individual pages in Word and then insert those pages into the tagged PDF without losing the tags. I've used both methods numerous times with success.