Tagged image in header or footer

Issue description

Everything you put into the header or footer of a Word document, is going to be an Artifact and not tagged. Therefore, images with content value mustn’t be placed in it. Images within the header or footer of a .docx (Word 2013 document without compatibility mode) are incorrectly tagged if they are used with the “Behind Text” layout option.

Issue detected in PDFs made from:

  • Microsoft Word 2013 for Windows

PAC 3 warning/error

There is no warning or error for this issue.

Failure Condition of the Matterhorn Protocol

01-001 Artifact is tagged as real content. (→ manual testing)

Manual approach in Word 2013

Since this issue only exists with the layout option “Behind Text” you might change this option if possible.

Manual approach in Acrobat

  1. The “Reading Order” tool can be used to select such an image
  2. The button “Background/Artifact” changes the image to an Artifact
  3. Repeat this step for each header or footer image