Can't paste into alt text or document properties fields

New Here ,
Apr 06, 2021 Apr 06, 2021

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In the last week, my team and I have started experiencing a new problem. We frequently write out alt text and document properties in another document and then paste them into the appropriate fields in whatever PDF we're working on. Suddenly, we are unable to paste into the alt text fields or into document property fields. We have been unable to find any similar reports in any community forums on Adobe Acrobat or document accessiblity remediation. Does anyone have any ideas?

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New Here ,
Nov 09, 2021 Nov 09, 2021

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We are having this same issue - we have a large document with lots of images requiring alt text which has been produed in another Word doc to copy and paste in the pdf against the images. The paste function no longer works although we can type into the box?  As these are complex charts we need to ensure we copy over the text rather than recreate it - does anyone have any ideas for a fix?

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Jul 27, 2022 Jul 27, 2022

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I've noticed this too. Here's a workaround: copy from your source, paste into Notepad, then copy from there and you'll be able to paste into Acrobat. It's a hassle and it's silly, but it works. So if your team uses Word for example, they could switch to Notepad to type up their alt text and such, if it doesn't mess up the workflow to badly.


It seems like Acrobat could (and likely used to) strip formatting from pasted text on-the-fly, right?

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