The reading order of a PDF document determines how the document will be read aloud with a screen reader.

To make changes to the reading order in Adobe Acrobat:

  1. Open your PDF document with Adobe Acrobat.
  2. Choose Tools, Accessibility, Touch Up Reading Order.

    The numbers on the boxes around your content indicate the current reading order of the document.

  3. In the Touch Up Reading Order window, choose Show Order Panel.
    Show Order Panel option in Touch Up Reading Order window.
  4. In the Order Panel, you can change the reading order by opening the desired page and using drag and drop.
    Order Panel in Adobe Acrobat X.
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