How do I remove tags from a PDF document?

Community Beginner ,
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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Enthusiast , Jul 25, 2016
philippanmei Enthusiast , Jul 25, 2016
See the images1. Go to View menu and select Show/Hide > Navigation Panes > Tags2. 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.Thanks

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Enthusiast ,
Jul 25, 2016

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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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New Here ,
Jul 27, 2016

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great, thanks

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New Here ,
Sep 24, 2020

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Thank you! Still works in 2020!

 

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 16, 2018

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Thank you philippanmei -- Removing Tags did the trick.

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New Here ,
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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Adobe Community Professional ,
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).

Regards, Abambo
Hard- and Software Engineer and Photographer.

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Community Beginner ,
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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Community Beginner ,
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 ,
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YES! this worked!

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New Here ,
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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Adobe Community Professional ,
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 | Designer & Technologist for Accessible InDesign + PDFs | Books @ www.PubCom.com/books — NEW! Accessible InDesign + PDF

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New Here ,
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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