[Athen] Adobe issue

Sorensen, Neal B neal.sorensen at mnsu.edu
Mon Feb 18 09:29:41 PST 2019

If you auto-tag a document in Acrobat DC it eliminates all existing tags. I believe that also wipes out image descriptions, as those are attached to the "Figure" and "Figure/Caption" tags. It is certainly an annoyance, and I would recommend that you keep back-up versions if you are using this feature. Also, you won't lose the tags unless you save the file, so there is still hope if you found that it wiped your alt-text. Unfortunately, you'll have to go page by page to add other tags to the book.

I'm not sure if that's a feature Adobe will change, because they would have to change the way alt-text is held in images.

Good luck!
Neal Sorensen
Access Specialist
Accessibility Resources
Minnesota State University, Mankato
132 Memorial Library
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-389-5242
FAX: 507-389-1199
Email: neal.sorensen at mnsu.edu<mailto:neal.sorensen at mnsu.edu>

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From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Keith Kolander
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019 11:57 AM
To: athen-list at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Athen] Adobe issue

Came across an issue with Adobe Acrobat DC,
when auto-tagging a particular pdf textbook:
It messed up some descriptions of images!
You wouldn't think auto-tagging would make
matters worse. I hope Adobe is working on this issue.
(So far I have not been able to get thru to
Adobe via a chat box to find out the status of this.)

Keith Kolander
Adaptive Technology Specialist
St. Charles Community College
Cottleville, MO 63376

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