Is Perpetua installed on your computer? What happens if you open the Properties Bar? Can you change the font back to Perpetua?
Did the support tech say why it wasn't editable?
Thank you for the reply. I see Perpetua in the fonts dropdown on MS Word. Should it be installed too somewhere else? I was told the file can't be edited because there was some message like "there is no renderable item in this file."
Still looking for an answer ...
Was it "No renderable text"?
A PDF can contain editable text or be image only. What application was used to create the file originally? Did you try to run OCR on it?
Acrobat does allow you to make the minor edits you bought it for. The question is why you can't do it in this specific file.
It is not OCR'd. It came from Adobe's InDesign.
ok. Are you willing to share the file? You can put it (or the one page) on dropbox and post the link here, or right click my name and send it to me directly. I won't be able to look at in though, until tomorrow.
I sent my corrections on my manuscript to the publisher, advising them to
enter the corrections. I still want to know how to edit a PDF file, for
On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 9:56 PM, BarbBinder <email@example.com>
The answer to this question turns out to be fairly simple, I'm afraid.
The key to this is that you can see the Perpetua font in the font drop-down list in Microsoft Word and that you are running Microsoft Office on MacOS.
Whereas installation of Microsoft Office on Windows actually installs the Perpetua font family in the Windows Fonts directory, under MacOS, Microsoft Office does not install the Perpetua font family in such a way that it is available to applications other than the MacOS Microsoft Office applications themselves. The fonts are actually “hidden” inside the executable files for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and are not visible to other applications, including Adobe Acrobat (or any other Adobe applications). Thus, you cannot edit text formatted in any of the Perpetua fonts in a PDF file since Acrobat requires the font to be installed on your system in order to do editing.
To get around this problem, you would need to separately license the Perpetua font(s) (a font family from Monotype) that you need and install them into your system's font directory. Sorry, but Adobe can't assist with this!
All that having been said, be aware that in the general case, Acrobat's text editing ability is fairly simplistic. It doesn't support advanced typographical features (including ligatures and advanced OpenType features) or even simple either horizontally-only or vertically-only scaled text. And it certainly cannot handle page breaks, repagination, etc. Once you go beyond simple “text touch-up” functions, you are much better off going back to your original word processor or document layout program for editing text.