Set up Acrobat Pro DC for optimal accessible document creation

The first time you open Acrobat Pro DC and after annual updates that reset your configuration, you will need to set up the tools center and navigation pane. Follow these directions to arrange your work environment so the tools needed to create and remediate accessible PDFs are nearby and easily accessed.

Customize your tool menu

  1. Select the Tools tab.
  2. Scroll down in the Tools Center to the Accessibility tool.
  3. Select Add. The Accessibility tool will appear at the bottom of your default tools list.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for:
    • Action Wizard tool
    • Enhance Scan tool
    • Edit PDF tool
    • Prepare Form tool
  5. Re-sort your tool list using drag and drop, in the best order for your workflow.

Customize your navigation pane

  1. Choose View.
  2. Go to Show/Hide.
  3. Go to Navigation Panes.
  4. Select the Content panel.
  5. Repeat these steps for:
    • Order panel (Reading order tool)
    • Tag panel
  6. You can now easily access the selected panels in the navigation pane.

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Last modified on 2021-04-16 08:02:59.