I am trying to produce a structured or 'tagged' PDF from pdftex (Tex Live 2012) that passes automated tests in Adobe Acrobat for tagging.
I need to do this so that LaTeX will be accepted as a way of producing documents in my organization (I thought we were so close).
To test a document, try this:
- Open the PDF in Acrobat Reader
- 'file -> 'document properties' -> 'Description'
- under 'advanced', you'll see a field, 'tagged pdf'. Ideally it should say 'yes'. But it doesn't :(
This is tied up in discussions of accessibility and producing structured documents, around which there has been some discussion (see tags and links on the right), but the last I saw, there was no clear solution to this. Much of that discussion is now over a year old (see How to create tagged PDF?), which is a long time for coders cooped up in Mom's basement... For that reason, I'd like to re-open this discussion.
Question: does anyone know of any way to create a PDF which passes Acrobat's 'Tagged PDF' test directly from LaTeX?
Edit: Why this is not a duplicate.
The answer to the question that this supposedly duplicates is from 2010 and references a presentation given at at TUG 2010. That presentation is basically "we're working on it", and is not an answer.
Because it is now 2013, I think it reasonable to expect that
- There have been new developments in this field through new packages or updates to core LaTeX
- Attempting to comply with ADA section 508 will have required that people figure out solutions. This is a relatively recent requirement and so solutions may have changed since 2010
- The software that is typically used to judge compliance (Adobe Acrobat) has changed several times since the question was not answered
- Packages that address accessibility have been proposed but not come in to widespread use or even disappeared (e.g. the accessibility package, http://www.babs.gmxhome.de/da_ergeb.htm), and it is therefore reasonable to revisit this issue with fresh eyes.
Therefore I request that this question be reopened.