ESEF text block tagging with PDF and Word documents

The new challenge is the so-called text block tagging of the notes, which can also have a significant impact on the reporting process. Due to the new challenges, the current ESEF process should be reviewed. Read our blog post about the advantages, challenges and implementation options of text block tagging with Word and PDF.

The good news is:
No matter what you decide, our AMANA products support both and tagging does not have to be redone manually.

Advantages of the creation process with PDF vs. Word
Advantages of the PDF vs. the advantages of Word

Tagging PDF documents with bolt-on products such as our AMANA XBRL Tagger has been the most common way to create an ESEF report over the last two years. A significant advantage is that the creation process can remain unchanged. The PDF document can be created by an agency or another upstream process. Tagging then takes place after the document has been created. In addition, the visual quality is much better because the HTML file looks 1 to 1 like the PDF file.

Unlike PDF, Microsoft Word is a creation format. It offers the advantage that the tagging information can be stored in the document and does not have to be restored from previous versions. In Word, so-called content controls are available for this purpose. These grow with the content. With our own proprietary Word-to-HTML converter the layout of the output also knows how to impress.

Challenge and solution of creating text block tags in WORD

The creation in Word should be provided with "grow with" content controls, so that the tagging information is stored in the document and does not have to be restored.

It should also be noted that if a switch is made from PDF to WORD, the layout will be taken from the WORD file in the future. Even when converting from WORD to HTML, the layout may deviate from the original layout of the WORD file. The layout should be tested at an early stage.

With one of the best HTML converters in the world and integrated autotagging, AMANA minimises the problems of creating business reports from the WORD file.

The solution of the conversion of WORD files of our AMANA XBRL Tagger 1.9 includes the following functions:

  • Autotagging of text blocks that have been prepared in Word documents
  • If the content controls with the concept ID, the tagging is done automatically by the Tagger
  • One of the world´s best HTML converters is integrated

Text block tagging with AMANA

In addition to bolt-on tagging of PDF or Word documents with the AMANA XBRL Tagger, AMANA also offers hybrid tagging as well as a built-in solution. Learn more in our detailed whitepaper on text block tagging. In addition to the new challenges, we look at the user-friendly implementation with AMANA. We are also happy to share important practical tips to solve ESEF in 2022 without any problems.

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