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Re: PDFs and Page Numbers


From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Jan 28, 2015 12:12PM

> Do you mark page numbers as artifacts (page)?

The proper place to expose page, section, or other page numbers information that doesn't match the PDF page numbers for assistive technology is under the Page Tab. Right click or open the context menu and choose Number Pages. That way you can keep page numbers artifacts. There still may be some header and footer information that needs to be exposed by tagging -- but this method should solve the page number issue.


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-----Original Message-----
From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of L Snider
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:52 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] PDFs and Page Numbers

Hi Everyone,

I haven't seen this come up on the list for a long time, so I just wanted to see if things had changed.

I am creating PDFs from Word documents, and they have page numbers.

Do you mark page numbers as artifacts (page)? Or do you keep them as <P>? I like the artifact route, but I am open to changing that...I keep reading different things in terms of how users use them and like them.

In the Reading Order panel, these documents always have the Page Number as
1 in the list. I was thinking about whether I should put the page number at the end (ie: Text on page, footer text, footer image, page number) as the text is way more important. However, here too I keep reading different things from users.

Thanks in advance!