What happens when your tagged text doesn’t match visual text?
Even though the text in your PDF looks correct, there may be typos or extra spacing behind the scenes that causes screen readers to announce the content incorrectly.
Tagged text must be free from line breaks and split words. The Adobe Accessibility Checker does not alert you to these issues.
Here’s how you can determine the back-end content issues and fix them, using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.
How to Figure Out What is Wrong with the Content
1) Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.
2) Select File > Save as > Text (Plain).
3) Save the file to your computer.
4) Open the text file in Microsoft Word.
5) Use the grammar and spell check tools to find typos or spacing issues.
How to Fix These Problems in the PDF File
1) With the PDF open in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, select the Tags Tree
2) Locate the tag containing the typo or spacing issue.
3) Right click and select Copy Contents to Clipboard
4) Right click the tag again and select Properties
5) Paste the copied content into the “Actual Text” field and make the corrections.
6) Save the PDF file.
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