I'm attempting to redact large sections of a document using the import .txt function to select sentences/phrases. It works great, except if there is a - or '. In that case, Acrobat mis-reads the text file, per the screenshot below. If I copy the sentence from the PDF, and add it in the same box manually, it appears fine. If I paste the same clipboard into a txt, and then import the text, it results in the mis-read and thus won't find the phrase in the document.
Looks like the TXT file was made in Word and saved as Unicode. and used smart quotes. Quotes in general are a big problem as three different characters are used for them and matching can be difficult; and 4 hyphen/like characters.
Thanks! Looks like that was the issue. I wasn't using Word (used TextEdit in plaintext mode, but it was saving as Unicode). I saved as Western instead and that worked.