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Re: Help! Inadvertently checked "Tag Annotations" inright-click menu


From: Karen McCall
Date: Jan 25, 2023 4:01AM

Uncheck the Create links from URLs in the Preferences, General settings. This gives you plain text for URLs instead of semi-activatable links that cannot be edited/remediated.

Cheers, Karen

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From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Laura Roberts
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 6:18 PM
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Subject: [WebAIM] Help! Inadvertently checked "Tag Annotations" in right-click menu


In a PDF I was remediating, I inadvertently checked the "tag annotations"
in a tag right click menu. This causes Acrobat to assign annotations to URL's as they are created.

The PDF in question has some URL's that they do NOT want linked, since the links become outdated fairly often.

How to fix this?

I tried:
Edit PDF>Link>Add link - BUT there is no link to delete I tried right clicking on the URL text tag itself to see if any menu options appeared to remove the link, but there are none I checked the tags attributes, etc but I don't see anything there And as you all are probably aware - it's impossible to delete an annotation in the content panel.

Even though the link appears not to be present in the tag and edit menus - it the cursor still turns into a hand over it in the PDF and it is clickable.

Attached screenshot of right click menu and of a cold link that pops up the URL when it shouldn't - wasn't able to capture the cursor turning into hand, you'll have to take my word for it.

I cannot figure this out for the life of me!