Just this week, I've been unable to edit text at all on scanned PDFs. I scan all PDFs with OCR, and the text is recognized--I can copy and paste it. But when I select Edit Text & Images, I get this message:
"Acrobat has detected that this page does not have editable text or has scanned content. Such documents are best edited by converting to another format using the Export File option in Content Editing Panel."
There is then a frame around the entire page, as if it is one image.
I chatted with support to absolutely no end; they seemed unfamiliar with the message and said that Acrobat is not blocking users from editing scanned PDFs. So why this message? It's new, and it's happening on two different computers in our office, one with Windows 8 and one with 10. Anyone else having this issue?
Please refer another link discussing the same issue and see if that is helpful in your case:
Okay, the advice in that thread did help. Once I reset all the scanning presets to make the OCR output a ClearScan, not a Searchable Image, I was able to edit text. I still don't understand why it stopped working, though. We've always scanned as Searchable Images and it's always been fine. No big software changes on our end, was this an adobe update?
Also, the Edit Text tool now seems much worse at detecting fonts. Is there any way to set the default font for it, or improve its functionality? When I tested, it couldn't recognize Times New Roman 12 on a scanned page--it could always do that before this. Thanks.