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When I take a PDF through In Design CS 5.5 the text becomes screwed

Aug 10, 2012 5:47 AM

When I take a PDF through Adobe In Design CS 5.5 and then try and copy and paste the text, all I get are little funky characters.

 

Why?

 

Original file:

 

http://www.ccwatershed.org/pdfs/acrobat-reale/download/

 

Taken through In Design CS 5.5 and exported as Acrobat file:

 

http://www.ccwatershed.org/pdfs/acrobat-b/download/

 

Taken through In Design CS 5.5 and printed as Postcript file then taken through Acrobat distiller:

 

http://www.ccwatershed.org/pdfs/acrobat-01/download/

 
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    Aug 10, 2012 11:11 AM   in reply to Ceencha

    Take a look at the fonts used (Document > Properties > Fonts) - I cannot explain except that they are a temporary font type in the pdf's.

    Read this about glyphs

     

    http://indesignsecrets.com/tackling-missing-glyphs.php

     
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    Aug 10, 2012 4:51 PM   in reply to Ceencha

    Please check to be sure your links are waht you think they are. That first one is to a PDF made with Ghostscript. It also is the only one I can copy text from and paste into ID. It's PDF 1.3, the one exported from ID is PDF 1.4, and, and the one from Distiller is PDF1.5, which may have something to do with it.

     

    The distilled file has dozens of Identity-H encoded fonts that look like they might be a custom font, the exported file has only 5, and the ghostsctript file has waht looks like the same five, but they are "custo" encoded. What fonts are you using ?

     
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    Aug 13, 2012 1:15 PM   in reply to Ceencha

    Are you creating a tagged PDF on export? If not, try that.

     

    But I warn you, what you are trying to do is not what PDF is intended for and having this happen is not all that unheard of.

     

    Bob

     
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    Aug 13, 2012 1:50 PM   in reply to Ceencha

    Have you tried saving the original PDF oout to another format like Word wher you can edit the text, then place that?

     
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