[Athen] proper heading structure in PDF

Alex Umstead awumstead at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 14:57:18 PST 2017

Hi Howard,
You should be able to customize the title style to map to a heading level 1 in Word. If memory serves, you can do this by changing the outline level to level 1 in the preferences for the style. I believe these map out to heading levels during PDF export, but I haven't done this in a while.


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On Feb 13, 2017, at 4:12 PM, Karlen Communications <info at karlencommunications.com> wrote:

PDF/UA – 1 says that the first heading in a document is <H1>.

Cheers, Karen

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Howard Kramer
Sent: February 13, 2017 3:55 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] proper heading structure in PDF

I noticed that when I convert a Word document stylized with a title and a heading structure that begins with H2 I receive a nested heading error from the Adobe accessibility checker. So I could change the title to a heading 1 or change the heading 2s to heading 1s to avoid the error. What's considered the best practice on this?


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