Yes. You will need to use Acrobat Pro.
One method is to identify the appropriate structure element(s) that are needed. Add these to the appropriate location in the structure tree.
With the appropriate element (tag) in the structure tree selected go to the PDF's page content. Use the Select tool to select the applicable text.
Back to the Tags pane - from the Options menu click "Create Tag from Selection".
When you convert a PPTX file into PDF using the Acrobat plugin for Powerpoint, speaker notes are placed on each page as a comment (in the top corner).
Comments are not part of the page structure.
I think I"m following you, but . . . no luck. The speaker's notes appear as a comment symbol on the pdf. If I select the symbol as an object, I do not have the option of "create tag from selection" (it's dimmed in the Tags pane). I tried opening the notes panel and selecting the text of the notes. Same problem.
Is the structure tree the same as the order panel??
As I said, comments are not part of the page structure - so they cannot be tagged.
"Annot" - an inline-level structure element.
No, the structure tree and the order panel are not the same.
The Acrobat plugin Preferences has a checkbox to “Convert Speaker Notes”, but it does not seem to work for me – maybe you will have better luck with it. If not, a work-around is to first create handouts in Word format, then create your PDF from Word. In PowerPoint 2010: File tab > Save & Send on the left menu > Create Handouts
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The Tags panel shows the structure tree, by the way. The Order panel is next to useless in my experience.