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Saving as a Tagged PDF

We usually create our documents using the Microsoft Office suite. From there, we can save them as a PDF. How you do this is important though to keep the accessibility features intact and it automatically tags the document during the conversion.

To save as a tagged PDF from Word in Windows:

  1. Click on File > Save as Adobe PDF.
  2. In the pop-up dialog, click Options.
  3. Ensure that the following option is checked: Enable Accessibility and Reflow with tagged Adobe PDF.
  4. Make sure Convert Word Headings to Bookmarks is also selected.

Save a tagged PDF in Windows

To save as tagged PDF from Word in Mac:

  1. Go to File > Save As.
  2. In the File Format drop-down menu, select PDF.
  3. Select the "Best for electronic distribution and accessibility" radio button.
  4. Click Export.

Save a tagged PDF in Mac OS

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