I've got some PDFs that are several years old. I'm not sure what program they were made in originally, but it may have been PageMaker. When I open one of these files in Acrobat X Pro, the content edit tools are grayed out and I can't use them. Acrobat does seem to recognize the text as text, however, as I'm able to select text in the usual manner. Does anyone have any ideas on how to troubleshoot this? Would it even be possible?
I'm using Acrobat X Pro on OSX 10.8. Thanks.
Thanks, that appears to have been the primary problem. I now have another related issue, though. Acrobat keeps crashing when I try to edit text/objects. This isn't just on the old files I referred to above, but so far any PDFs I open with it. I am able to select the option in the Tools pane, select text or an object to edit, but a second or so later I get the spinning ball and have to force quit Acrobat. Any ideas?
I've left the program up with spinning ball for a few minutes with no change.
When I first discovered the problem, I was running the latest version of Acrobat X. Since then, I reinstalled and am currently running 10.0.0.
The first step to take when there are issues with Acrobat is to do a repair. Then to possibly do updates. Often, those two steps resolve the problems. A reinstall is a last resort, but requires several extra steps to be sure it is effective.
Bill, is there a repair option in Acrobat X on Mac? I've been unable to find it. I see references to it in the help menu when I google the issue, but those all appear to be for version 9, and I don't see it in my help menu. I tried trashing preferences, just in case, but that didn't do anything.
I've come to find that the problem is more pervasive than I thought. Acrobat will crash shortly after opening regardless of whether or not I take any action. Possibly related to the problem: when I look at the "Open With..." menu from a PDF in finder, I see two copies of Acrobat displaying the same version number. I searched my hard drive and there appears to be only one installation.