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Accessible - Reading order InDesing to PDF

Community Beginner ,
Jan 13, 2023 Jan 13, 2023

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Hello everyone,

I wanted to ask if you know how I can organize the reading order of the interactive elements in InDesign so that they keep it in Acrobat PDF.

From the layers panel, I order them so that the last one reads first, but then with the buttons, it sorts and reads out of order, where should they arrange it?

Thank you in advance!

Best,

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Community Expert , Jan 13, 2023 Jan 13, 2023

@GiselaNBonanno, A PDF's reading orders are controlled in InDesign by:

  1. Threading of text frames.
  2. Either anchoring graphics (and buttons) into the threaded text frames, or sequencing them in the Articles Panel. (Top item is read first.)
  3. Controlling the stacking order of each page's elements in the Layers panel. (Bottom most item is read first.)

 

From what you describe, I'd try anchoring the buttons in the correct location and see if that clears up the problem in the PDF.

 

Here's a related blo

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Hello everyone,

I wanted to ask if you know how I can organize the reading order of the interactive elements in InDesign so that they keep it in Acrobat PDF.

From the layers panel, I order them so that the last one reads first, but then with the buttons, it sorts and reads out of order, where should they arrange it?

Thank you in advance!

Best,

 

NOTE: Moderator moved this duplicate from Acrobat forum.

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@GiselaNBonanno, A PDF's reading orders are controlled in InDesign by:

  1. Threading of text frames.
  2. Either anchoring graphics (and buttons) into the threaded text frames, or sequencing them in the Articles Panel. (Top item is read first.)
  3. Controlling the stacking order of each page's elements in the Layers panel. (Bottom most item is read first.)

 

From what you describe, I'd try anchoring the buttons in the correct location and see if that clears up the problem in the PDF.

 

Here's a related blog about the different PDF reading orders. https://www.pubcom.com/blog/2020_08-18_ReadingOrder/reading-orders.shtml

 

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

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Many thanks, Bevi Chagnon!

 

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