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Delete Empty Tags

What it does

This command deletes all empty tags.

Use it for

Deleting empty tags (and cleaning your tag tree).


Empty tags are tags which are not related to content and have no children. So, tags which do contain content elements (e.g. blanks) are not deleted.

How to use it

  1. Click in the ribbon tab Logical Structure on the button Delete Empty Tags.
    Button: Delete Empty Tags
  2. Then select which kind of empty tags shall be deleted.
    Dialogue box:Delete Empty Tags
  3. Confirm by clicking the button OK.
  4. Done!

Related accessibility issue

Empty tags can cause presentation problems with assistive technologies.

Apart from that, empty tags are always a indication for an unclean document structure.