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Re: Excess tags in acrobat?


From: Laura Fathauer
Date: Mar 29, 2019 1:07PM

In my experience, it sounds like it could be one of several things:

-Acrobat "auto-tagging" a document that was not initially created with tags.
-An export from a desktop publishing program that is reflecting the order
things were added to the document, instead of the logical flow
-Maybe OCRed...

You -can- move tags around to fix order... but the tags panel is clunky and
difficult to really do extensive work with.

Note- I found out the hard way there is a feature to "remove blank tags"
from the pop-up tags menu that might work.


On Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 2:15 PM Laurie Kamrowski-Lamb < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> I have been going over some legacy content for my school's pdfs, and I've
> been noticing that some of the larger documents are causing memory leaks in
> acrobat, and upon inspection I've been finding a lot blank tags that
> apparently have nothing in them, and once I remove them from the document
> it clears up the memory leaks and I'm able to get the rest of the document
> running smoothly. Has anyone else encountered this issue?
> The tags also do not follow logical reading order, so instead of the
> document tags running 1 2 3 4 5 6 7, they come out like 5, 2, 1, 4, 3, 7, 6
> (as an example).
> Could this be because these documents are older? I've also noticed that
> they had some tables scanned in (not original electronic format, a scan of
> a table printed out). My boss is asking for the nature of these issues and
> I just wanted to have a more solid answer than just a hunch.
> Thank you for your time,
> Laurie
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