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the document view. To move it to the second position, drag it up and drop it below the check box for “office
Figure 10 Rearranging Tab Order with the Fields Panel
Step 4: Add Other Accessibility Features
This stage includes setting the document language, making sure that security settings do not interfere with
screen readers, creating accessible links, and adding bookmarks.
Setting the document language in a PDF enables some screen readers to switch to the appropriate language.
You can set the document language for an entire document with Acrobat Pro, Acrobat Pro Extended, or
Acrobat Standard. You can set the document language for specific portions of a multilanguage document
with Acrobat Pro or Acrobat Pro Extended (See “Figure 11 Setting the document language” on page 17)
To set the language for an entire document:
• Choose File > Properties, (Cntrl + D for Windows, Cmnd + D Mac OS) and select a language from
the Language menu in the Reading Options area of the Advanced tab.
To set the language for an entire document to a language not in the Language menu:
• choose File > Properties (Cntrl + D for Windows, Cmnd + D Mac OS), and enter the ISO 639 code
for the language in the Language field in the Reading Options area of the Advanced tab. For more
information, see the ISO Language Codes on http://www.loc.gov/standards.
You can also set the language for individual sections or words:
• Select the desired text element in the Tags tab and right click (See “ Tags Panel” on page 38)
• Choose Properties from the Options menu. In the TouchUp Properties dialog box, select the Tag
tab. Select a language from the Language menu, and click Close.
Note: The language that you specify for an element also applies to all elements nested under it
in the logical structure tree.
Making PDF Accessible with Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro