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Artifacting Master Page Items—accessibility

Within the past year, Adobe InDesign changed the way it handles items on a master page when the file is exported to accessible PDF.

We used to be able to control each MP item and designate whether it was artifacted or kept live and tagged in the PDF reading orders. BUT, in recent versions of InDesign, EVERYTHING on the MP is automatically artifacted and we have no control over this.

This fowls up workflows where some MP items must be kept live, tagged, and in the PDF's reading order, such as the project I'm working (series of fact sheets for a university) where the organization's name and contact into is repeated (hence, on a master page) and needs to be kept live and tagged (not artifacted).

Give us back our control! Although most MP items should be artifacted, it's not ALL MAP items should be artifacted. Let us keep some items tagged and control their reading order in the PDF.

"Releasing" the items from the MP when I'm on the document page isn't the solution; it defeats the reason why we have MP in the first place.

And fixing the problem after the PDF is made isn't a solution, either.

Solution:
1) In each Master Page's options, give us a checkbox option to artifact everything on that MP or not, and
2) Give us back our "granular" control to artifact frames (Object Export Options) and text (Artifact in Export Tag settings).

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