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From: Chagnon | PubCom
Date: Oct 19, 2017 2:48PM


Untagged content is a failure in PDFs.

So those blank spaces, table cell borders, etc. should be artifacted with either Acrobat's tools or another program's tools. The annotations problem is usually because of faulty formatting/creation in the source document.

And, of course, the best solution for all of these problems is:

1. Create better source documents.

2. Don't put double black returns in your source documents, which then won't put those blank untagged elements into the PDF;

3. Don't put colored borders and background tints in tables because they don't convert well to PDFs. (This is a known Word problem, not a PDF problem. FYI, InDesign's borders and shading on tables converts perfectly.)

4. Update your software to the latest versions of Office, InDesign, and Acrobat. Many of these problems have been corrected or are being corrected in forthcoming releases.

-Bevi Chagnon

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