Hi I hae Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, and I am trying to edit things such as bring object to back or front, but the OBJECTS menu on the right side are all greyed out. I thought I have encountered this a while ago and I remember going to the preferences menu to check or uncheck something. But I cant seem to remember how I did this before. Any help is greatly appreciated. Its driving me nuts.
You’re right that all elements should have a tag unless they are designated as an artefact. That’s why I asked this question. I searched for a way to convert an artefact into a normal object and ‘Remove artifact’ seemed to be a first step, as I explain in my message below.
‘Remove artifact’ however does not mean that the object itself is removed, so your phrase “Removing the object” is not applicable. The name of this command is a little confusing. The basic meaning is that the artifact status of the object is removed. In fact an ‘artifacted’ object is part of an ‘artifact container’ in the content panel, which can contain one or more objects, for example figures or page footers. When ‘removing’ the artifact, it is that container which is removed. The underlying objects will rise a level in the hierarchy; often they will go to be immediately under the page level.
So far so good, but they are still missing in the Codes panel and it is not possible to add metadata like an alt text, because apparently that is only possible for objects which are present in the Codes panel.
I wonder what’s the use of the Remove artifact option if it does not convert the artifact mark into a normal tag. Are there any situations where this is good, even as an intermediate status? It makes the tagging process more complex.
It could also be useful if artefacts could keep the alternative texts which were defined before turning an object into an artefact, in case the accessibility worker changes his of her mind later.
Thank you all for your answers. It took some time (and some more to get back at this thread), but I’ve also found a solution: the ‘Find element’ command. With the option “Find Unmarked Content” or the default option “Find Artifacts” (it depends on the situation which one works best). After finding the intended element, choose ‘Tag element’ and Acrobat will create a new tag.
The ‘Find element’ command can be called both in the Content or Codes panel, but the last one is the best choice because that way the new tag will be approximately at the right place in the tags list. Doing it from the Content panel will add the new tag at the very end of the list.
Still annoying is that Acrobat will wander through all artifacts of untagged content on the page, also the ones that really need to be artifacts. There should be an easier way to achieve the goal: ‘removal’ of the artifact status should have the extra effect of adding a tag for the element.
Note that I tried ‘Remove Artifact’ because this was the only option to ‘undo artifacts’ which is easy to find. It does not mean that the object itself is removed. The name of this command is a little confusing. The basic meaning is that the artifact status of the object is removed. The element itself in the content panel is not touched.
Do you mean the Tags panel, instead of the Codes panel?
Yes, sorry, the Dutch version of Acrobat uses the name “Codes” for the Tags panel. I switched to English to see the terms to use in this conversation but forgot to check this one.
The whole process of creating artifacts or de-artifacting elements has gone wonky in the past couple of releases of Acrobat DC Pro.
Tools that used to work, now don't. Or work sometimes. Especially true when working in the Order panel and with the Touch Up Order tools.
Here's what is working for our shop at this time (Early 2021, Acrobat version 2021).
To Artifact an element:
To un-Artifact an element:
Of course, the best solution is always to make a good, accessible source document where you control what is artifacted and what is tagged.
For those who are new here, anything in a Word header or footer will automatically be artifacted in the PDF. And anything in InDesign's Master Pages will automatically be artifacted, too.
I have a pdf of a textbook that I have highlighted and commented on. However, when I go to save the pdf, it gives me this error message:
The document could not be saved. There was a problem reading this document (110).
I don't know how to fix it, and I cannot save the textbook pdf without solving this error. Please help
Sorry to hear about your experience.
This error, generally appears when document has been corrupted or The ‘The Document Could Not Be Saved (110)’ error occurs on Acrobat Reader when the user tries to save a particular file conventionally or via the Save as a feature.
This issue occurs with files obtained externally. In this case, the issue can be resolved easily by recreating the file to avoid the irrelevant data. There are a few ways to try-
1- If this document was downloaded from web or email. Then get it downloaded again and save a new copy
2- Open Acrobat>File>Print>print to "Adobe PDF">Save as new file [Only Acrobat]
3- For Acrobat Reader users:
Hope this helps.
I tried printing to pdf (microsoft to pdf), but it claims it cannot be printed. I have repaired the installation, I have updated, and also disabled the advanced security. Still I cannot save it. I would appreciate the help. Every pdf that I know.. locks this way after using it like a book and highligting on it.
So if this needs to be permantly resolved for all the documents coming from a specific source, what needs to be done?
I have always printed my documents after viewing, so imagine my dismay at seeing my document, once downloaded, only Flashed by my eyes w/o sn option to save, print, view this important receipt of payment for my hard-copy records. Why is this and is the only way to circumvent the problem, going to my files, taking the filename, then finding another Reader??? I deserve better, it is a trap!
There is a major issue found in Acrobat Professional Xi, DC and Reader Xi and DC. When i opened the PDF it showed only 1 comment. But the PDF has 700 + marked comments . When i page down each page one by one then only the rest are viewed. Please advise what is the problem why all the comments are not viewed immediately at the time of opening pdf.
I have the same problem, I can see comments only when a scroll throu the pages
How were the comments added?
Perhaps there are filters applied to the viewable comments that are only showing. Can you check to see that the filters are all cleared away, permitting all comments to show?
Here's what I did to change the behavior, hopefully for the better:
I went into the Comments filter, and enabled Hide All Comments, and Apply. As expected, I then saw no comments at all listed. I then revisited the filters, and turned OFF the Hide All Comments, and ended up with the following result after applying:
See if that is the desired result. It's a little strange, but if the desired outcome takes 3 or 4 clicks, it should suffice, hopefully.
Thank Dave for your answer, unfortunately it didnt work. I tried to disable/enable all comments, single authors, single types but when I open the pdf I always see only 36 comments out of over 400...
I can see all the comments corretly only when I scroll down page by page, they magically appear. I attach here the pdf in case it could help.
Result is that I cant trust Acrobat anymore...
I tried the same, but i got only 5 comments as viewable.
This PDF contains 700 + Comments on it. What is the final solution for this and how to avoid this problem in future. Please advise.
We are supporting an end user who is having problems with a specific font.
She's trying to change the font on a text.
She opens Tools/Content/Edit Document Text, selects the text, Right clicks and selects Properties, and no matter what font is selected, it provides the same result.
That result is "The change to a different font was not done because the chosen font and the font encodings in the document differ and could not be resolved."
Again, this happens no matter which font is selected.
Someone posted something about doing it as "Edit Object" so we tried that... Tools/Content/Edit Object, and right click the object, select properties, and then on the text tab, and the option to select another font is greyed out.
The general consensus is that it says under Permissions, "No System Font is Available."
Thanks in advance for any assistance on this issue.
Does this happen on all PDFs, including those from completely different places (try with one from the internet)? If it's just one, probably need to retype the text.
How would one use the Adobe SDK to create an actual tag from an item in the Contents pane?
Sometimes a document contains items which are "artifacted" , but should actually be in the Tag tree.
I think we need more details and screenshots to fully understand your request