Tagging Headings and Paragraphs

 Instructions

Headings provide readers with an outline of a document. Users can jump from heading to heading and can see what is going to be in the document without having to read it all. Headings are have six levels of tags. <H1> through <H6>. These tags are important because they establish part of the hierarchy. An <H1> tag should always be above the rest of the heading tags. An <H6> tag is always the lowest heading tag. Heading 1 level tags are always labeled with a name for a section or sometimes a title. The lower heading tags are for sections within a section. Hence the importance of the hierarchy.

Section 4.14: Heading Tags

  1. Click the Selection Tool.

    Selection Tool in Adobe Acrobat.
  2. Select the heading.

  3. Open the Options Menu in the Tags Pane.

    The Options menu in Adobe Acrobat.
  4. Select Create Tag from Selection.

  5. Select the appropriate tag from the dropdown menu (Heading Level 1 through Heading Level 6) and click OK.

Section 4.15: Paragraph Tags

Paragraphs are always within the headings tags. Paragraphs in your document will provide the content that the heading is based on. It is very important that the paragraphs are tagged and in the correct order for the screen reader. Otherwise the screen reader will jump from one paragraph to another and that would confuse the reader.

  1. Click the Selection Tool.

  2. Highlight the paragraph.

  3. Open the Options Menu in the Tags Pane.

  4. Select Create Tag from Selection.

  5. Select Paragraph from the drop-down and click OK.