Getting rid of “double” letters
In at least one PDF, I’ve encountered letters that appear to be comprised of an inner and outer component. Visually, these look like one letter. However, they are tagged as individual letters, and will likely mess up any screen reader. This entry will demonstrate how to remove the double letters so that they can be read by screen readers while preserving the visual elements. This is a tedious process, so if you have a better method, please share it.
- In the Content Viewer, select the Page that contains the element that appears to contain double letters.
- Identify and select the Container element with the double letters.
- Right click the element, and click to create a new Container. Select the Artifact type in the pop-up. The new Artifact Container is created within the double letter Container.
- Move the new Artifact Container to just above the double letter Container, for convenience.
- Select one instance of each letter in the double letter Container. Drag these elements (either 1 by 1 or as a group) to the new Artifact Container.
- Verify that the text is displaying correctly in the Container and in the Associated Tag.