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

Tue Oct 30 10:17:31 PDT 2018

I would also suggest using the acrobat toolbar that is built into word.

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From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Joe Humbert
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:15 AM
To: 'Access Technology Higher Education Network' <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: Re: [Athen] Headings in Word 2016 not carrying over to PDFs

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

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

Joe Humbert

From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu<mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu>> On Behalf Of Russell Solowoniuk
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:37 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu<mailto: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!


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