Create Content Tags

Content tags are embedded meta data surrounding page level content in a PDF file. These can include paragraph styles, layouts, tables, etc...This information is used to help accessibility software like screen readers understand the document structure to present the information to the user in an understandable way.

It is highly recommended that a document is tagged by the authoring application when converted to PDF. The original authoring application will be more fully able to interpret the document elements during conversion to properly apply the tags  in a logical structure within the document.

However, if the original document or authoring application is unavailable Xodo PDF Studio can be used to manually create content tags within the document. To do so follow the steps below:

How to Create Content Tags

  1. Access the Tags pane by clicking the Tags button on the left side of Xodo PDF Studio
  2. Click on the Tag Content button to start the tool
  3. Using the cursor select then content you wish to tag
    • Select text by clicking and draggig the mouse over the text
    • Select image content by clicking on the image with the cursor
  4. Create a tag by either double clicking on the content or Right Clicking and selecting Tag Content
  5. Set the Tag Type and Title
  6. Click OK to apply the changes and the new tag will now be shown in the Tags Panel

Content Tag Options

Type - Select the type of content being tagged from the drop down. See Standard PDF Tag Types for a description of each

Title - The title for the element being tagged. This is an additional label to further identify the type of tag