1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 17, 2017 11:38 AM by jane-e

    Adobe Acrobat Pro DC - Unable to select text

    JGreg7 Level 1

      Recently, in several versions of Adobe Acrobat pro (X, XI, DC), I have had an unusual text selection problem.  This seems to occur in documents printed with Acrobat, or scanned documents with recognized text.

      The problem is that when trying to select the text in a document, the cursor changes to a tall version that selects a span of about 15 lines tall.  It is impossible to simply select one word. 

      If the content is copied, the result is gibberish - like raw code.

      This seemed to happen recently, and simultaneously in multiple copies of Acrobat Pro after a recent update.

      Any ideas how to correct this?

        • 1. Re: Adobe Acrobat Pro DC - Unable to select text
          jane-e Adobe Community Professional

          JGreg7  wrote

           

          Recently, in several versions of Adobe Acrobat pro (X, XI, DC), I have had an unusual text selection problem.  This seems to occur in documents printed with Acrobat, or scanned documents with recognized text.

           

           

          Who did the OCR and with what settings?

           

          If the user chose Searchable Image, that is what you get. The image is is front and this is great for law offices and archival purposes where they need to search the PDF but it is not selectable or editable.

           

          If you OCR and choose Editable, Acrobat converts it to editable text with a typeface and may change the original look of the document.

           

          Does that help?

           

          Open two copies of the same scanned image and OCR it twice with different settings and compare to see the difference.

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