An image is placed with the “In Line with Text” layout option into Word in “Compatibility Mode” (
.doc file). After exporting as PDF the image won’t be within a
<Figure> tag as expected, but within an
<InlineShape>, to which the role
<Sect> is assigned.
Issue detected in PDFs made from:
- Microsoft Word 2013 for Windows (in Compatibility Mode)
PAC 3 warning
Possibly inappropriate use of a “Sect” structure element
Failure Condition of the Matterhorn Protocol
13-001 Graphics objects other than text objects and artifacts are not tagged with a Figure tag. (→ manual testing)
Automatic approach in Word 2013
Since the problem only exists in compatibility mode (
.doc files), the document can be converted to the newer
.docx file format. The “Convert” command is located in the menu “File” → “Info”.
Attention: The conversion can cause (minor) layout changes!
Manual approach in Acrobat
- The “Reading order” tool can be used to select the image and convert it to a figure.
<InlineShape>is going to be converted to
- The alternative text is copied automatically.