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How to make copied text appear in the correct order?

Jun 22, 2013 10:15 PM

Tags: #text_problem #layer_order #copying_text #copy_text #photoshop_to_pdf #text_order #text_out_of_order

I have a PDF document with text created from a Photoshop file.

 

There were multiple text layers in this Photoshop document.

 

Problem:

When I do "select all text" in Acrobat and then "copy" and then paste it into a text editor the text is pasted out of order.

 

This is somewhat expectable because of the multiple text layers in the original Photoshop file.

 

Question:

How can I tell Photoshop the desired order of the text layers when creating the PDF file?

 

The layers are stacked in the correct order in the layer panel in Photoshop. I was hoping that was the issue, but it's not. Is there any other way in which I can specify the text order?

 

Your help will be much appreciated!

 
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    Jun 24, 2013 9:19 AM   in reply to johnymal5

    It appears to work in reverse order sort of like a First In, First Out model. The easiest thing to do at this point, is to open the Content navigation panel in Acrobat, locate the objects and move them into the proper order.

     

     
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    Jun 24, 2013 10:04 AM   in reply to LoriAUC

    This is a screen capture taken of Acrobat XI Pro. In the left-hand side try right-clicking (or Ctrl-click on the Mac) ont he navigation pane and then choosing Content.

     

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