3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 19, 2014 7:29 AM by Danny Occoquan

    Why does tagged PDF read artifacted text and not alt text?

    Danny Occoquan

      Acrobat X Pro, Windows 7 ... working with 500+ page PDF generated with structure tags from Word 2010, as usual, tags then manually inspected and cleaned up, also as usual.

       

      Normally, Read-Out-Loud and JAWS do not read artifacted text, do read alt text. In this PDF the opposite happens, and when saved-as Accessible Text, all artifacted text comes through (including page #s), all alt text does not.

       

      On the other hand, PAC 2.0 Preview does show the alt text and not the artifacted text. PAC 1.3 checks it ok, but won't preview it, gives an "unhandled exception" error.

       

      All pages have Tab Order set to Use Document Structure. Under Tags panel options, "Document is Tagged PDF" is checked. PDF passes Acrobat's accessibility validations, passes PAC 1.3, passes the usual items in PAC 2.0.

       

      In Contents panel there is a single level of containers from the root, no sub-containers.  All text to be ignored is in Artifact containers. Figure containers only have graphic Paths and Objects, and Figure tags have alt text.

       

      Any ideas what's going on, how to fix?

       

      Thanks!