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


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You may have come across a bug - if there really is nothing in between but the two paragraphs, it should work... You can file a bug report here https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

Karl Heinz Kremer
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By Karl Heinz Kremer   

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.

Karl Heinz Kremer
PDF Acrobatics Without a Net
PDF Software Development, Training and More...
http://www.khkonsulting.com


Karl Heinz Kremer   

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


Stephanie Price   

I had the same problem and I just fixed it by...
creating another heading style with the same level.
it worked

I had a level 3 heading and then a table right after, then another level 3 - I kept alternating tables and heading 3's. But for some strange reason 1 out of four headings would flag the same error.


Barbara Moody   


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