[Athen] Title, tags, lang - where are they in a PDF document? Beginning or end?

Karlen Communications info at karlencommunications.com
Wed May 24 06:39:12 PDT 2017

My response was made with the assumption that you would scan in parts of the book, make sure they were tagged correctly and just wanted to know if you needed to add the document title, show Document Title instead of filename and language for all of the pieces of the document or just the first 5-10 pages; and, that you were going to combine/insert all subsequent pages into that one document.

All pieces of the document you scan must be tagged correctly. But the metadata like document title, show document title instead of filename and language will be inherited from that first 5-10 pages once the documents are combined.

Cheers, Karen

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Irwin, George
Sent: May 24, 2017 9:18 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: Re: [Athen] Title, tags, lang - where are they in a PDF document? Beginning or end?


Check under “Properties” under the “File” tab on the tool bar. The information you are looking for is there. It will tell you if the document is tagged or not. Now that does not mean it is accessible because there maybe errors in read order, tables, and alt text.

Do a quick check with a screen reader of the five pages for a better idea of how it responds. With High Speed scanners, it almost as easy to scan the whole document than five pages.

I hope this helps!

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Corrine Schoeb
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 8:35 AM
To: athen-list at u.washington.edu <mailto:athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] Title, tags, lang - where are they in a PDF document? Beginning or end?

We are working on creating a scan of PDF documents, some of which are 100+ pages. Rather than scan the full document to find out if it is tagged, has a title and language we thought we might be able to do the first 5-10 pages but I'm not sure where the title, tag, lang data is stored in a PDF.

So my question is, is title, tag, lang attributes of a PDF stored at the beginning of a PDF or at the end?


Corrine Schoeb
Technology Accessibility Coordinator, ITS


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