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How do I remove tags from a PDF document?

Community Beginner ,
Jul 25, 2016 Jul 25, 2016

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How do I remove all the tags from a PDF document using acrobat XI pro?

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Edit and convert PDFs , Standards and accessibility

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correct answers 1 Correct answer

Enthusiast , Jul 25, 2016 Jul 25, 2016

See the images

1. Go to View menu and select Show/Hide > Navigation Panes > Tags

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2. Click on Tags panel and right click on Tags and choose Delete Tags, this will remove all the tags.

To delete particular tags and expand the tags and right click and choose delete.

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Enthusiast ,
Jul 25, 2016 Jul 25, 2016

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See the images

1. Go to View menu and select Show/Hide > Navigation Panes > Tags

1.gif

2. Click on Tags panel and right click on Tags and choose Delete Tags, this will remove all the tags.

To delete particular tags and expand the tags and right click and choose delete.

2.gif

Thanks

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New Here ,
Jul 27, 2016 Jul 27, 2016

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great, thanks

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New Here ,
Sep 24, 2020 Sep 24, 2020

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Thank you! Still works in 2020!

 

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New Here ,
Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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And still works in 2021! Woo hoo!

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New Here ,
Jan 15, 2022 Jan 15, 2022

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Work in 2022! WooHoo is right!

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New Here ,
Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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Thank you philippanmei!! 😁👌🏽

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New Here ,
Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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and it still works! Thanks!

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Explorer ,
Aug 16, 2018 Aug 16, 2018

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Thank you philippanmei -- Removing Tags did the trick.

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New Here ,
Dec 06, 2018 Dec 06, 2018

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I know your post is >2 yrs old but I had to send my sincere thanks. I was almost losing my mind over not being able to move a page and your instructions worked! Now to do some more research to find out what exactly a tag is THANKS!!

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Community Expert ,
Dec 07, 2018 Dec 07, 2018

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Please look here for a starter on Tags: Creating accessible PDFs in Adobe Acrobat

Tags are basically additional information on a file allowing for different devices (example screen readers) to interpret the page correctly (example: a tag on an image describes that image).

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Explorer ,
Dec 07, 2018 Dec 07, 2018

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Thank you! My question is answered. I keep getting the answers emailed to me even though it says at the top of my page here that my question has been answered. The emails I get with each new post say to click "Correct" under the answer. There is no "correct" to click.

No idea how to stop this string.... but THANK YOU. MY QUESTION HAS BEEN ANSWERED.

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Explorer ,
Dec 07, 2018 Dec 07, 2018

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This question has been answered. At the top of my screen is stays “Answered.” But I keep getting new answers emailed to me with the note to click “Correct” under the answer on the forum page. There is NO “correct” to click because the question has been answered.

Please stop sending answers. I appreciate everyone’s time, but it is no longer necessary.

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New Here ,
Nov 11, 2019 Nov 11, 2019

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YES! this worked!

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New Here ,
Apr 01, 2020 Apr 01, 2020

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I just tried this and when I click on tags it say No Tags

 

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Community Expert ,
Apr 01, 2020 Apr 01, 2020

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If the tag tree looks like this, then there aren't any tags in the PDF.

 

Acrobat's Tag Tree panel shows that the PDF is untagged.Acrobat's Tag Tree panel shows that the PDF is untagged.

Bevi Chagnon | PubCom | Designer & Technologist for Accessible Documents
| Books & Classes | Accessible InDesign | Accessible PDFs | Accessible MS Office |

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New Here ,
Jun 10, 2020 Jun 10, 2020

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good, day im from ph.
i encounter the same problem and tried all those that were suggested but didnt worked for me.
but we find ways ^_^.
heres what i did.

pdf file (one with issues) extracted into a word file.
word file- extracted into a pdf file (cleaned)

pdf file now can be extracted,

idon't know how to really fix this within the softwares itself,

i just think we need to clean/ clear files for ACROBAT, kind of a way around.

tenkyuu!! 
#aminangwestPHsea!!!

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New Here ,
Oct 24, 2022 Oct 24, 2022

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this method worked for me, while the other method did not 10-24-22

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New Here ,
Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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Doesn't work on 26.04.2022.

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Community Expert ,
Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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What is 26.04.2022?

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New Here ,
May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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I am noticing that periodically there are tags that will not delete, the only option seems to be to clear the entire page structure and start again. Is there any way to force delete a tag?

Using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2022.001.20112 macOS

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