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Tagging Form Fields for Accessibility

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May 11, 2018

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I am trying to tag my form fields, however it will let me tag one, then it wont tag the rest.  What am I doing wrong, or what can I try?

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Tagging Form Fields for Accessibility

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I am trying to tag my form fields, however it will let me tag one, then it wont tag the rest.  What am I doing wrong, or what can I try?

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Can you please give us some more details?  What version of Acrobat?  Operating System?  Technique you are using to attempt to tag the fields?  It might help us help you.

My best,

Dave

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May 11, 2018

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Thank you for your email!  I use Adobe Acrobat DC the newest version for PC.  I was using the touchup reading tool however this would only work for one field. I was unsure why this doesn’t work for the others.  I also have noticed the autotag for form fields has never worked.  I finally went through the tags pain and finding all the untagged annotations and tagged them through there.  This finally worked.  I am just unsure why the touchup reading tool wouldn’t work for all the form fields.

Thanks!

Sincerely,

Alison Grimes

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TURO was not designed to do that and leaves off the annotation part. Maybe in the future TURO will get a bit more muscle for tagging forms, but today, it's not the best method to tag form fields in Acrobat.

Here are the basic steps:

  1. In forms edit mode, add the form fields.
  2. Add all the other controls for accessibility, such as Properties.
  3. Exit forms edit mode.
  4. Tag Annotations (Tag panel options)
  5. Find / Untagged Annotations (Tag panel options) and tag them as <Form>
  6. Drag / Drop the <Form> tags into the correct RO in the tag tree, usually as a child tag nested inside the <P> tag of its label.
—— Bevi Chagnon | Designer & Technologist for Accessible Design + Publishing | Book Author — Accessible InDesign — Accessible Word — Accessible PDF

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