You can't add alt text while any text is selected. So if you are using the process, 1) select text, 2) find tag from selected, 3) right click on tag / Properties -- Alt Text will be grayed out.
After step 2 above, you must click anywhere on the page so to "deselect" - and then you can right click tag /properties and enter Alt text.
I'm using the touch up object tool, selecting the image. When the tool pops up it is grayed out and I am unable to add the tag.
I can't duplicate your problem in Acrobat X. In the Content Panel of Acrobat X Pro, I can use the Edit Object Tool (which I believe is the Acrobat X equivalent of the Touch Up Object Tool). I can select an object, right click, go to Properties, Tags panel and enter alt text.
I typically work enter alt text using the Tags Panel so I'm not sure if what you are describing worked in Acrobat 9 or not.
What version of Acrobat are you using? Acrobat 9 Pro?
Yes Acrobat Pro 9
It has worked fine on other pdfs.
I GOT IT!!! YAY.....I selected the touch up reading order tool then put a rectangle around the image and marked it as a Figure. I was then able to use the object tool successfully.
Thanks for your help!!!
Just had this problem too and this fixed it. Thanks!