Do you happen to know if InDesign 2023 supports certain PDF element tags?
Have they improved/added on the following tags?
Last time I checked, the above tags were not directly supported in InDesign.
Has that improved with InDesign 2023?
Bevi knows pretty near everything! 🙂
Well, especially with internal structure and tags that are key to accessibility, which is why I thought to send that ping.
Just back from holidays and got the ping <grin>
Wow, Mike, you opened up a can of worms!
So Mike, that leaves out these tags: they are not available to InDesign users:
But we have a hack to get these tags into a PDF tag tree. It involves role mapping in Acrobat. Let me know if you want our guide on that.
I edited my above question to indicate the tags you said are not supported. That leaves two:
Form: is it supported directly within InDesign? Does it need to be typed any special way?
Reference: is it supported directly within InDesign? Does it need to be typed any special way?
Yes, I would love to read your guide. I ask this above question every 3 years or so in the hopes of keeping our notes accurate. Sometimes the accessibility improvements get put into InDesign with little or no fanfare. While I deal with Role Mapping as a work-around, I keep hoping for a next ID that doesnt need so much time-consuming hoops-jumping in Acrobat.
<Form> is automatically built into the PDF for every form field in an InDesign layout. You don't need to do anything more than build the form correctly.
<Reference> is automatically built into the PDF where it's appropriate: Footnote citations that are in the layout using InDesign's footnote utility, and in TOCs built with InDesign's TOC utility.
... I keep hoping for a next ID that doesnt need so much time-consuming hoops-jumping in Acrobat.
By @Mike Witherell
Ha ha ha ha! You are so funny!
But seriously, we're able to get very compliant PDFs from our InDesign layouts. I still do graphic design and test various methods and techniques that end up in my books and classes. Most of our Indy-PDFs need only about 10-15 minutes of tweaking. Takes longer to adequately check them than it takes to fix them.
You know you're welcome in any of my classes at any time!
Most of our Indy-PDFs need only about 10-15 minutes of tweaking. Takes longer to adequately check them than it takes to fix them.
And that is precisely the problem I am trying to know and cure.
The essential problem is a tagging mechanism developed to an incomplete condition and then left for us to figure out how to fix the incompletenesses in the opaque dialog boxes of Acrobat. Role-Mapping would be more useful if we could save presets within it that essentially caused it to always do the same thing to each next document. 10 additional minutes per each PDF document is a heavy time penalty in anyone's workflow. I continue to wish it was more streamlined than this. After all, InDesign tagging and Acrobat tagging come from the same one company that invented the whole matter.