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Re: disrupting reading order when merging/splitting cellsin PDF table editor


From: Lewis, Sunshine T.
Date: Jul 30, 2013 2:49PM

Hi Gabriel,

I've had some projects where I used the table editor to split the cells and then added the tags directly to the tag tree. Working directly in the tag tree is my preferred method for remediating PDFs. You can move things around, edit or delete existing tags and add new ones (make sure you only delete tags... not content nodes). It does helps to be comfortable with markup languages and to make sure the "Highlight Content" option is on in the tags panel.

1) If the cell is not tagged at all, you can go use the "unmarked content" option of the Find dialog from the tags panel menu.
2) If the cell is tagged incorrectly or in the wrong spot, you can use the "Find tag from selection" tool in the same spot or move the tag by (careful) dragging. Then if the reading order is set to match your tag order, it should work..

Here is an Adobe document on editing structure using the Content and Tags panels

I think that link is for Adobe Acrobat X but the tools have been around since 8 (although possibly in different places).

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