PDF files that are created from documents in Word 2007 or Word 2010 may not be tagged correctly

Applies to: Microsoft Word 2010

Summary


There is a known issue that affects Microsoft Office Word 2007 and Microsoft Word 2010. The issue is associated with the tags that are created in PDF files that are generated from Word documents. When you export a document that contains images to PDF, the tags for those images may have to be updated by using a PDF authoring tool.

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When you export a document that contains images to PDF, the tags for those images may appear at the top of the PDF tag tree instead of in the correct location in the document flow. The tags for those images may have to be updated by using a PDF authoring tool. 

If your solution or workflow relies on the tags in a PDF document, we recommend that you load the PDF in a PDF authoring tool such as Adobe Acrobat and examine the tags when you are generating PDF files from documents that contain images. Tags for images may have to be moved to or re-created at the appropriate position in the document.

These tags are used by many different third-party solutions such as screen readers. If the PDF files that you are creating may be intended for users of these solutions, we recommend that you examine the tags in PDFs that were created and then update them if this is necessary.

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.