Re: Acrobat 9.0 Professional text edits a no-go

Subject: Re: Acrobat 9.0 Professional text edits a no-go
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 12:22:11 -0700

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On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 9:49 AM, <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net> wrote:
> Here's a real head-scratcher. But first:
> * HP A6827C Pavilion terminal with Vista (echh!) and Service Pack 1
> * 6 GB of ram
> * FrameMaker 8.0
> * Adobe 9.0 Professional
> Apparently, the admittedly limited text editing function doesn't work and even Adobe tech support agrees.
> Situation:
> My boss wants to make sure that at least some line-by-line, word-by-word edits can be done in the pdf file (like I used to do in Acrobat 5.0 some years ago).
> I created a pdf file by printing a FrameMaker 8.0 file thru the Adobe PDF "printer" to create a postscript file and run it through Distiller. I then opened my newly purchased Acrobat 9.0 and selected the text editing tool and placed the "cursor" within one of the words (in this case, a line of text created in good ol' Arial).
> While I can highlight letters and words, I cannot delete or add any letters.
> So I went to the next page of the pdf and clicked on some text done in 10 pt Times New Roman, and again, no deal.
> Of course I have both the Arial and Times Roman fonts on my terminal.
> I ftp'd one page of this file to the an Adobe tech support guy who I spoke with for a long time and he phoned me back saying that he tried it using Acrobat 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0 and could not get it to work.
> He did, however, walk me through saving it as a tiff file, opening it in Acrobat and setting it up for OCR.
> But while I can add a letter to a word using this alternate technique:
> 1. It is more trouble than it is worth.
> 2. It will not be welcomed by those outside of my department who must do a minor text edit like this.
> 3. Letters are not shifted over to make room for new letter(s).
> Again, I have those fonts on my terminal,so what gives?
> -- Kenpo in Atlanta

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