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Failed test for appropiate nesting of headings in accessibility checker

I have run the accessibility checker on a long report and have gotten a message that one of my headings failed the appropriate nesting test. The heading that is failing the test is a level 4 heading. The last heading before this one is a level 3 heading, and all of my other level 4 headings have passed the test. I used heading styles when I created the document in Word. I don't understand why this heading is not passing the appropriate nesting test.


Stephanie Price 371 days ago


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This is from the documentation (http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/create-verify-pdf-accessibility.html):

Appropriate nesting This rule checks nested headings. When this check fails, headings are not nested properly.

To fix the list structure:

Find the list in the Accessibility Checker panel by right-clicking (Windows) or Ctrl-clicking (Mac OS) the failed element and choosing Show in Tags Panel. Create elements, change the types of elements, or rearrange existing elements by dragging them.

You may want to check again that there is nothing between your last heading element and this heading element that could potentially change the hierarchy. Is it possible that the nested heading is part of another element?

It is always possible that you came across a bug in Acrobat, but I would first rule out anything else.

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The only things between the two heading levels are two paragraphs that are tagged as paragraphs.


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