[Athen] Headings in Word 2016 not carrying over to PDFs

Joe Humbert joe at a11yeval.com
Tue Oct 30 09:15:27 PDT 2018

Did you check the option when creating the PDF to preserve the accessibility
structure and tags? It may have been unchecked.

I just created a PDF last week with no issues with office 365 wird 2016 and
checking the accessibility in Acrobat DC.


Joe Humbert

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Of Russell Solowoniuk
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:37 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] Headings in Word 2016 not carrying over to PDFs

Hi everyone,

I am trying to create a document in Word 2016, part of the Office 365 suite,
and then convert the document to a PDF. I tried both printing the document
to Adobe PDF, and going to the Adobe tab in Word and choosing to create a
PDF that way.

In both instances, the headings from the Word document do not carry over to
the PDF. Has something changed in either Word 2016 or Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
that is causing this issue? I used to be able to convert Word documents to
PDF and have the headings carry over every time.

I am running Windows 10 (1709).

Thanks for any ideas!


Russell Solowoniuk

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