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Re: Adobe Tagging Issues


From: Ken Petri
Date: Sep 19, 2012 11:59AM

The problem with forms is a killer. Acrobat completely destroys the tag
structure when building out the forms.

My experience is very similar to Logan's -- though we are typically not
using LiveCycle, since LiveCycle isn't creating a PDF -- it's some sort of
XML-based proprietary thing, XFA forms, I believe, and hence is
inaccessible in Preview on Mac.

Our only means for fixing is to blow away the tag structure after creating
the forms and then rebuild it by hand: Add tags to document and then
manually fix the tag structure. Very tedious, even with a pro-level tool,
such as CommonLook. I have reported this as a bug on the Adobe Bug report
site. I recommend others having similar problems do the same.

BTW, here is a post on the Adobe forums that gives more detail for the PDF
forms issue I was having: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4629158

Ken Petri
Program Director, OSU Web Accessibility Center

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 12:44 PM, Trafford, Logan
< <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:

> Hi Heidi
> We've experienced similar issues when we create Adobe forms from scratch
> (in LiveCycle) in the CS5 suite. We've found that we have to re-tag the
> document in Pro, regardless of whether or not they were done properly to
> begin with.
> Seems to be a bit of a bug.
> Logan Trafford
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto:
> <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Heidi Glick
> Sent: September 19, 2012 11:25 AM
> Subject: [WebAIM] Adobe Tagging Issues
> I have a question related to Adobe tagging issues.
> Upon closing a PDF and then reopening the file, Adobe has changed tags.
> Tags are reordered, lost, or repeated. Sometimes, even entire pages of tags
> are lost. Even when the repeated tags are set to artifact, other tags are
> lost.
> The problem occurs on a computer using Adobe 10, Windows XP, and MS Office
> 2007 but not on a computer with Adobe 10, Windows 7, and MS Office 2010.
> Thanks,
> H. Glick
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