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styles don't export to pdf tags

All my paragraph styles are set to automatic for export options. When I export to pdf 99.9% comes over as 'span' in the reading order structure, not what it is supposed to be.

There is the occasional H3 for some reason on some versions exported. Appears totally random. None on attached sample.

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  • Chad Chelius commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm going to confirm that the Reading Order panel is very messy with Spans but the styles do export to the proper tags. For the sake of clarity, I'm going to file a new bug with more descriptions.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In an inclusive world we need to be able to create documents in InDesign with proper accessibility info (tagging) that can then be exported to PDF keeping the correct tagging so that the pdf can be read by screen readers and other assistive technology that reads the documents and have integrated reading support tools such as simultaneous highlighting. When I export this file to pdf the tags are given new names (a <P> tag in InDesign is no longer a <P> tag in the pdf), and they are chopped into bits according to the lines in the source file. Although the reading is okay, some assistive technology highlights text while reading sentence per sentence, and the bug I am reporting results in the text being highlighted line by line, instead of sentence by sentence for sentences spread over more than one line. I have had extensive support on this issue (Case Id-0189320860 / Shailesh) and your support team has advised me to report a bug.

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