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How do I make accessible tags in Adobe Acrobat?

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\uD83D\uDCD8 Instructions

Section 5.1: Changing the Language for a Set of Text

If your document contains any language changes (for example, a sentence or passage in a different language than the document language), you must specify this. To do this, you’ll use the Object Properties dialog in the Tags Pane.


  1. Open the Tags Pane.

    Tags Pane in Adobe Acrobat.
  2. Right click the tag that matches the content with the language change.

    The Paragraph tag is highlighted. The text underneath is in French.
  3. Select Properties.

  4. In the Objects Properties box, select the Language from the drop down menu and click close.

    Object Properties box with the Language set to French.

Section 5.2: Changing the Language for Inline Text

  1. Click the Selection Tool.

    Selection Tool in Adobe Acrobat.
  2. Then select the whole paragraph.

    A short story Thomas and the Oak Tree in English and in part French.
  3. Open the Options Menu in the Tags Pane. Select Create Tag from Selection.

    Options Menu in Adobe Acrobat.
  4. In the New Tag Box, Select Paragraph from the drop-down menu. Click OK.

    New Tag properties box with the type set to Paragraph.
  5. Open the Options Menu and select New Tag.

    Options Menu in Adobe Acrobat.
  6. Select Span from the drop-down menu and click OK.

    New Tag box with type set to Span.
  7. Select the inline text with language change.

  8. Right-click the Span Tag, click Create Tag from Selection.

  9. Drag and drop the Span Tag to the correct spot in the tag tree.

    The Span The Span Tag has been moved to the French tags in the hierarchy.
  10. Right-Click the Span Tag, click Properties.

  11. In the Tag tab, select the language from the drop-down menu and click close.


Section 5.3: Changing Adobe Acrobat’s Language

  1. Import your document, spreadsheet, or presentation into Adobe Acrobat.

  2. Click the File tab and select Properties.

  3. In the Properties Dialogue Box, go to the Advanced Tab.

    Document Properties box open, the Advanced Tab is open.
  4. Select Language in the Reading Options section and select the language of your choice.

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