How to Make Accessible Footnotes in Adobe InDesign CC
These demonstration files use Adobe InDesign CC:2019 in order to create a fully tag, accessible PDF with footnotes.
This mini-tutorial shows how to add footnotes to an InDesign layout, and how the final tags and tag reading order should be in the exported accessible tagged PDF.
The tutorial instructions are in the files themselves.
Adobe InDesign CC:2019 layout file (both INDD and IDML).
Ver 1 of a PDF exported from InDesign.
Ver 2 of a PDF exported from InDesign, where the tags were adjusted in Acrobat for better accessibility.
Download a ZIP of these files and examine them in InDesign and Acrobat Pro DC.
Open both PDF versions and compare their tag structure and reading orders. Version 2 is the preferred reading order.
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