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Apply Standard Tags

What it does

This command changes all names of non-standard tags to standard tags according to their role mapping.

Precondition is that your PDF is tagged and that non-standard tags are available.

Use it for

Renaming non-standard tags to standard tags with one click.


Before using the command "Apply standard tags" you have to "Fix Roles".

How to use it

  1.  Click in the tab "Logical Structure" on the button "Apply Standard Tags".
    Button: Apply Standard Tags
  2. The job is done.

Related accessibility issue

Some older assistive technologies do not read the tag role but the tag name. So they can only understand standard tags.

The use of standard tags only is not a requirement but a recommendation.



  • Ganesh Radhakrishnan


    I have a pdf with no tags. If I click the Apply Standard Tag its not putting any tags. Please let us know how to use the Apply Standard Tags

  • Peter Spraul

    Hi Ganesh,
    please note: precondition for using this tool is, that your PDF is tagged and that at least one tag is a non-standard tag.


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