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"Replacing Font" CPU 100%

Feb 1, 2013 2:42 PM

Hey folks,


Acrobat Pro 10.1.4


End user changes the color of two words, a very minor edit, and hits Save.  Acrobat displays message "Replacing Font", CPU goes to 100%, and the document takes 55 seconds to save.


Anyone seen or solved this problem before?


Thanks much,



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    Feb 1, 2013 5:53 PM   in reply to gesturgis

    We need much more information to speculate why this happened. But changing anything in a pdf file is not necessarily minor. We always recommend recreating the pdf file from original documents. Editing a pdf, can effect the embeding of the font used in the document. It may have been saved as a font subset, but now it may have to have the full font embedded. Never edit a pdf if it can be avoided.

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    Mar 11, 2014 11:39 AM   in reply to gesturgis

    I am having this exact same problem in our environment. We recently migrated from WinXP to Win7 and for the most part the problem went away, but one particular Acrobat X user is still having the problem.

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