I am importing a PDF into an InDesign document. That PDF is text. I've tagged the InDesign document, and in the frames where I imported the PDF pages, I tagged them as a story. However, when I export the InDesign doc to a PDF and run the accessibility checker, it shows that it is treating the PDF as a figure rather than a story with text, and it says I need to associate alt-text with it.. In fact, if I look at the tags that were output by InDesign, it shows the imported PDF frames are treated as figures.
Why is this. The imported PDF is text - I do not want it treated as a figure. I cannot just put straight text into InDesign to replace these PDFs - they are auditor reports and need to be what the auditor gave us. So I need to be able to have it treated as text when outputting to a PDF. We did this last year by tagging the frames as a story, but since we've upgraded to CS6, it seems they are being tagged as figures even though we tag them as stories.
Any help is appreciated.
How InDesign is processing out the tagged PDF is consistent with ISO 32000-1 (ISO standard for PDF) and ISO 14289-1 (ISO standard for PDF/UA).
An InDesign Frame (or a FrameMaker anchored frame) role maps to the PDF tag/element <Figure>.
I am able to import a PDF into Indesign 5.5, and then export as PDF and get text in my final PDF.
Are all the fonts embedded in the PDF you are importing ?
Have you tried a different export option like High Quality Print? You can always customize and add tags to that export definition. I don't have time to experiment right now but I would turn off all compression for Text and Line art and see if that helps.