2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 13, 2009 10:42 PM by GaryN6

    Incorrect display of punctuation (parentheses, periods) in .PDF forms.

    GaryN6

      The .PDF file attached here was downloaded from the US Department of Homeland Security. I need to fill in this form with Adobe Reader 9.1.3, but some of the punctuation is displayed and printed incorrectly positioned.

       

      For example, in Section A of the form the line that should show "Family Name (Last Name)" shows "(Family Name (Last Name". It seems that when a line ends with a Closing Parenthesis, that parenthesis character appears at the BEGINNING of the line instead of where it should be--at the end of that line.

       

      In some cases this happens also with the Period (.) character, as can be seen in Part 2 of this form. Perhaps this phenomenon is related to a bug in Adobe Reader while operating in an environment where Hebrew is activated in Windows XP Professional (SP3), which is my case, even though the form itself has no Hebrew content.

       

      I have tried all possible combinations of the Edit --> Preferences --> International; that is:
      Application Language
      Default Reading Direction
      Enable right-to-left language options
      Select Font

       

      but to no avail.

       

      My System Parameters are:
      Available Physical Memory: 900296 KB
      Available Virtual Memory: 1891424 KB
      BIOS Version: LENOVO - 48
      Default Browser:
      Default Mail: Microsoft Office Outlook
          mapi32.dll
          Version: 1.0.2536.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)

       

      Graphics Card: Intel(R)  946GZ Express Chipset Family
          Version: 6.14.10.4764
          Check: Not Supported
      Installed Acrobat:
      Installed Acrobat: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
          Version: 9.1.0.2009022700
          Creation Date: 2009/02/27
          Creation Time: 17:10:32
      Locale: English (United States)
      Monitor:
          Name: Intel(R)  946GZ Express Chipset Family
          Resolution: 1152 x 864 x 75
          Bits per pixel: 32
      OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
      OS Name: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
      OS Version: 5.1.2600  Service Pack 3
      Page File Space: 4194303 KB
      Processor: x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13  GenuineIntel  ~1995  Mhz
      System Name: GARY
      Temporary Directory: C:\DOCUME~1\Gary\LOCALS~1\Temp\
      Time Zone: Jerusalem Standard Time
      Total Physical Memory: 2086952 KB
      Total Virtual Memory: 2097024 KB
      User Name: Gary
      Windows Directory: C:\WINDOWS

       

      My installed Plug-ins are:
      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\plug_ins\Accessibility.api
          Version: 9.1.0.2009022700
          Creation Date: 2009/02/27
          Creation Time: 16:30:36
      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\plug_ins\AcroForm.api
          Version: 9.1.2.82
          Creation Date: 2009/05/21
          Creation Time: 14:53:01
      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\plug_ins\Annots.api
          Version: 9.1.2.82
          Creation Date: 2009/05/21
          Creation Time: 04:55:00
      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\plug_ins\DigSig.api
          Version: 9.1.2.82
          Creation Date: 2009/05/21
          Creation Time: 14:49:24
      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\plug_ins\eBook.api
          Version: 9.1.0.2009022700
          Creation Date: 2009/02/27
          Creation Time: 16:30:46
      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\plug_ins\EScript.api
          Version: 9.1.2.82
          Creation Date: 2009/05/21
          Creation Time: 14:50:25
      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\plug_ins\IA32.api
          Version: 9.1.0.2009022700
          Creation Date: 2009/02/27
          Creation Time: 16:30:44
      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\plug_ins\Multimedia.api
          Version: 9.1.0.2009022700
          Creation Date: 2009/02/27
          Creation Time: 16:32:38
      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\plug_ins\PDDom.api
          Version: 9.1.0.2009022700
          Creation Date: 2009/02/27
          Creation Time: 16:31:04
      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\plug_ins\PPKLite.api
          Version: 9.1.2.82
          Creation Date: 2009/05/21
          Creation Time: 14:56:21
      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\plug_ins\ReadOutLoud.api
          Version: 9.1.0.2009022700
          Creation Date: 2009/02/27
          Creation Time: 16:30:52
      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\plug_ins\SaveAsRTF.api
          Version: 9.1.0.2009022700
          Creation Date: 2009/02/27
          Creation Time: 16:39:02
      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\plug_ins\Search.api
          Version: 9.1.2.82
          Creation Date: 2009/05/21
          Creation Time: 14:50:40
      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\plug_ins\SendMail.api
          Version: 9.1.0.2009022700
          Creation Date: 2009/02/27
          Creation Time: 16:32:46
      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\plug_ins\Spelling.api
          Version: 9.1.0.2009022700
          Creation Date: 2009/02/27
          Creation Time: 16:34:34
      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\plug_ins\Updater.api
          Version: 9.1.0.2009022700
          Creation Date: 2009/02/27
          Creation Time: 16:33:14
      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\plug_ins\weblink.api
          Version: 9.1.0.2009022700
          Creation Date: 2009/02/27
          Creation Time: 16:31:44

       

      Thank you for any ideas on how I can print the document with the punctuation positioned correctly.