8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 25, 2012 8:17 PM by Forsaken Pariah RSS

    Highlighting Problems

    Forsaken Pariah

      This is so weird. I have Adobe Acrobat X. I download PDF's for school, and highlight them. When I first got adobe, I could click on the highlight tool and then click to highlight a passage, and a box would come up and would ask me if Adobe could... for lack of better words, process the document so that it could recognize the text that needed to be highlighted. Once this process was done, the highlighting tool would work perfectly and everything saved as normal. Well, one day I selected the highlight tool, clicked on the text, the box came up and I clicked the little box that said, "dont ask me this again", assuming that from now on when I clicked the highlighting tool Adobe would just do its thing by processing the document and all would just be hunky-dory. WRONG. Now the highlighting tool doesnt work at all and then when ever I save a .pdf and then try to reopen it, the first page just shows up blank. Super annoying. Any suggestions Adobe gods?

        • 1. Re: Highlighting Problems
          Sandeep V. Employee Hosts

          Hi Saken,

           

          Although I am not quite sure which dialog box you are talking about, but if you can give me the workflow i would possibly be able to let you know the registry entry to UNDO- "dont ask me again" and it will start prompting again. If that helps you.

           

          Highlight text tool doesn't really add any extra page. There must be something else.

           

          ~Sandeep V.

          • 2. Re: Highlighting Problems
            Forsaken Pariah

            Sandeep,

             

                 If it'll get the problem fixed, I'll gladly give you the workflow. The one problem with this is that I'm not sure where the workflow is. How do I find it?

             

            Thanks!

            • 3. Re: Highlighting Problems
              Sandeep V. Employee Hosts

              I need the steps to get to that dialog box. Like, if i click on this and then do that......I will get the prompt that shows a check box "don't ask me again".

              • 4. Re: Highlighting Problems
                Forsaken Pariah

                Sandeep,

                 

                     When I first got adobe, I could click on the highlight tool and then click to highlight part of the text in the PDF, and a box would come up and would ask me if Adobe could... for lack of better words, process the document so that it could recognize the text that needed to be highlighted. Once this process was done, the highlighting tool would work perfectly and everything saved as normal. Well, one day I selected the highlight tool, clicked on the text, the box came up and I clicked the little box that said, "dont ask me this again", assuming that from now on when I clicked the highlighting tool Adobe would just do its thing by processing the document and all would just be hunky-dory. WRONG.

                 

                Thanks!

                • 5. Re: Highlighting Problems
                  Sandeep V. Employee Hosts

                  So here is what you are looking for:

                   

                  Registry Key - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\AVAlert\cCheckbox

                  DWORD: iPaperCaptureOfferToRunOCR

                  Value: 1 (Don't Show)

                             0 (Show)

                   

                  nJoy!!!

                   

                  ~Sandeep V.

                  • 6. Re: Highlighting Problems
                    Forsaken Pariah

                    Im very grateful for your help. Im still a little lost though. Where do I find this "'Registry Key' - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\AVAlert\cCheckbox?" Thanks again for your help!

                    • 7. Re: Highlighting Problems
                      Sandeep V. Employee Hosts

                      O... No worries! That's no rocket science. You can watch this video and many other to know how to edit Registry entries:

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNl-n0oLVfA

                       

                      Make sure you backup the Registry before you modify it. Read this:

                      http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Back-up-the-registry

                       

                      Alternatively (for simplicity), copy and paste the below mentioned text (in green) in notepad-> Click on File Menu->SaveAs-> Name it "TestAdobe.reg". ***SELECT 'ALL FILES' in SaveAs Type dropdow and save it on the desktop. Once you see it on desktop, double click on it and allow it to run.

                       

                      Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

                       

                      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\AVAlert\cCheckbox]

                      "iPaperCaptureOfferToRunOCR"=dword:00000001

                       

                      Relaunch Acrobat and it should do the job for you.

                      • 8. Re: Highlighting Problems
                        Forsaken Pariah

                        Ok, my fault for not making this clear in the beginning but I only have mac computers. My current OS is 10.6.8. Is there still hope for me??

                         

                        Thanks again for your time!