Introduction to creating HTML documents in Adobe Acrobat DC Pro

PDF documents are a common fixture in both academic and professional settings. They enable the sharing of fixed documents across a large audience, but they are often not accessible due to limitations within Adobe Acrobat DC Pro. PDF documents converted to HTML can be easily embedded onto a web or Canvas page while maintaining the structure and format of the original PDF document. Additionally, more supports can be added in HTML to make the content more accessible.

The resources on this page consist of a video tutorial and text directions for converting PDF documents to HTML.


Step by Step Instructions for Creating an Accessible HTML Document in Adobe Acrobat DC Pro

  1. Create an accessible PDF document in Adobe Acrobat Pro.
    1. Perform Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on each page, and edit any incorrect material like incomplete recognition or limited visibility.
    2. Create and adjust the reading order.
    3. Add Alternative Text to all images.
  2. Select Tools
  3. Open the Export PDF. The Export your PDF to any format will appear.
  4. Select Single HTML Page.
  5. Select both boxes under the ‘Add Navigation Frame’ Header.
    1. “Headings Based”
    2. “Bookmarks Based”
  6. Click ‘Export’ on the bottom of the page
  7. Select a save location.

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