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Images have self-generated pop-ups when converted to PDF

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Nov 22, 2019

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I have created a PDF (from MS Word) which contains text and images. The images were taken on my smartphone and inserted into Word. There are no tags or properties that have any 'layman's' description of the content of the images (either when standalone images or after insertion into Word), but once I have saved the Word document as a PDF and open it in Acrobat, if I hover over the images a pop-up shows with a brief generic description (it has detected some trees, so has added "A close-up of a tree - Description automatically generated") - I can't see where this is happening or how to stop it. Any help appreciated.

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Word is automatically adding "Alt text" to the image for accessibility purposes. When you convert to PDF through Acrobat, the Alt Text gets added to the image and produces the rollover you are seeing. You can either delete the Alt Text from the image in Word, or you can deselect the option in the Create PDF preference to add accessibility tags.

 

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Images have self-generated pop-ups when converted to PDF

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I have created a PDF (from MS Word) which contains text and images. The images were taken on my smartphone and inserted into Word. There are no tags or properties that have any 'layman's' description of the content of the images (either when standalone images or after insertion into Word), but once I have saved the Word document as a PDF and open it in Acrobat, if I hover over the images a pop-up shows with a brief generic description (it has detected some trees, so has added "A close-up of a tree - Description automatically generated") - I can't see where this is happening or how to stop it. Any help appreciated.

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Correct answer by Joel_Geraci | Adobe Community Professional

Word is automatically adding "Alt text" to the image for accessibility purposes. When you convert to PDF through Acrobat, the Alt Text gets added to the image and produces the rollover you are seeing. You can either delete the Alt Text from the image in Word, or you can deselect the option in the Create PDF preference to add accessibility tags.

 

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How exactly are you converting the files from Word to PDF? Do you have Adobe Acrobat? If so, which version?

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Word is automatically adding "Alt text" to the image for accessibility purposes. When you convert to PDF through Acrobat, the Alt Text gets added to the image and produces the rollover you are seeing. You can either delete the Alt Text from the image in Word, or you can deselect the option in the Create PDF preference to add accessibility tags.

 

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I'm having the same issue. I created a document in MS Word -- with text only. No images. Once completed, I copied all of the text and pasted it into my PDF. Now, when I scroll across the words it says

 

"A screenshot of a cellphone. 

 

Description automatically generated." 

 

Can anyone tell me how to remove this? 

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I am having the same issue...is there a setting I need to go to to remove? Screen Shot 2020-04-02 at 11.58.46 AM.png

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Did you try the suggestion from above?

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Word automatically generates AltText when you insert a picture. You can disable that feature in Word/Outlook/PowerPoint by going to Options -> Ease of Access -> Automatically generate alt text for me:

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Not helpful in the updated Adobe format. 

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The only way i found to resolve this issue was to go to tools -> accesibility -> set alternate text, it will prompt a window that propose to save or edit the alt text.

And then you go through all the images that can have potential alternate text and you delete or edit.

My document had 1295 images but it worked.

Good luck.

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