In tagged PDF, selecting a tag highlights multiple paragraph

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Jul 16, 2022 Jul 16, 2022

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In tagged PDF, selecting a tag highlights multiple paragraph in a situation where a hyperlink exists in a line with Forced Line Break in Indesign. The same issue will not occur when we remove the forced line break and export the Tagged PDF. But, we cannot avoid using forced line break in pagination. I would really appreciate if I get a solution for this issue.

 

Please refer to the below screenshots (for copyright reason, I replaced all the text with 'a'):

 

In Indesign, a hyperlink exists in a line with forced line break:

 

Indesign-Hyperlink-With-ForcedLineBreak.PNG

Above Indesign document exported as tagged PDF:

 

PDF-Hyperlink-With-ForcedLineBreak.PNG

 

In Indesign, a hyperlink exists in a line without forced line break:

 

Indesign-Hyperlink-Without-ForcedLineBreak.PNG

Above Indesign document exported as tagged PDF:

 

PDF-Hyperlink-Without-ForcedLineBreak.PNG

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 18, 2022 Jul 18, 2022
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... we need to fix the Accessibility requirements in Indesign by automation
By @Sivakumar5E48

 

Not possible. It's InDesign that is miscoding the multi-line hyperlinks in the PDF.

Vote to get this fixed at https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/39062443-multiple-text-line-links-tab-out-of-order  The more votes it gets, the greater likelihood it will be fixed by Adobe.

 

FYI, one thing you can do in InDesign to improve the tagging of hyperlinks (but it does

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Jul 16, 2022 Jul 16, 2022

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Have you considered using short URLs so that you can avoid the forced line break character? Something like TinyURL?

Mike Witherell

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Jul 18, 2022 Jul 18, 2022

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Hi Mr. Mike,

Thanks for the reply. 

We cannot modify the contents as they were written by some author. 

And this error occurs not only in URL but also when any kind of hyperlinks came in a line with the forced line break at the end of that line.

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Expand the <p> tag (open the triangle) in the tag-tree so we can see if the link/objr etc is inside that, it should be. But an unexpanded <p> tag just show the paragraph, which can be correct... So please post another screenshot with the p-tag extended so we can have a look.
Mind you: there is a bug in Acrobat with multi-line hyperlinks when there is a hyphen at the end!

We also see an empty p-tag in your screenshot at the end, I guess a return instead of space before/after, remove that.

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Jul 18, 2022 Jul 18, 2022

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Hi Mr. Frans,

Thanks for the reply.

I have attached the sample Indesign and PDF files for your convenience. Please check the last two paragraphs of the first page in both the Indesign and PDF files.

 

In Indesign document, suppose a hyperlink exists in a line with shift-enter at the end of that line. In tagged PDF, the p-tag of a paragraph that has hyperlink with shift-enter, highlights the content of the next para and leaving the tag of that next para empty.

 

Hope I conveyed the issue clearly. Please let me know if you need more information.

Thanks.

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Thanks for the link Mr. Frans.

I watched the video and it was helpful, but we need to fix the Accessibility requirements in Indesign by automation and export as tagged PDF, because our company is aiming for time and cost efficient.

 

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... we need to fix the Accessibility requirements in Indesign by automation
By @Sivakumar5E48

 

Not possible. It's InDesign that is miscoding the multi-line hyperlinks in the PDF.

Vote to get this fixed at https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/39062443-multiple-text-...  The more votes it gets, the greater likelihood it will be fixed by Adobe.

 

FYI, one thing you can do in InDesign to improve the tagging of hyperlinks (but it doesn't solve this problem) is to UNcheck the option to use Shared Hyperlink Destinations when you create the hyperlinks.  Shared destinatnions provides no benefit to anyone but triggers some crazy coding inside the PDF.

 

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Boy, that is an amazing video! The author must be one smart cookie! LOL. Thanks for posting that Frans!

 

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