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Subject:Re: Acrobat XI Pro text recognition problem From:Scott Turner <quills -at- airmail -dot- net> To:Kaye Adkins <kadkinsphd -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:48:52 -0500
Sounds like the PDF file is secured to prevent changes. Have you checked the file properties?
> On Apr 16, 2015, at 18:42, Kaye Adkins <kadkinsphd -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Thanks in advance for any advice or comments you can offer--even if it's
> that there is no solution.
> Here's my situation--We (my technical documentation class) are revising a
> set of manuals for a local museum. We will deliver the manuals as PDFs.
> Some of the material came to us a PDFs, some as print copies, and some as
> Word documents.
> I'm putting together instructions for maintaining the manuals using Acrobat
> Pro (the Manual Maintenance Manual, as we like to call it). I've
> encountered a problem with the PDFs:
> Acrobat recognizes the text in the PDFs--you can select and copy it,
> highlight, and so on. What you can't do is actually edit it. When I open
> the "Editing text & Images" tool, I don't get the usual boxes around
> paragraphs of text that allow me to edit, delete, and insert words.
> Instead, Acrobat seems to see the whole page as an uneditable image.
> I want to make it easy for them to edit the manuals. I don't want to tell
> them they have to save the section they want to edit as a Word document,
> edit, and then cycle back to PDF, mainly because they PDFs include
> hyperlinks and bookmarks. And they need to be in PDF because of the
> original materials and also because staffers will access the manuals
> through Acrobat Reader, and thus not accidentally change the text.
> I've never run across anything like this before. Any ideas what is
> happening and how we can make this text editable?
> Thanks again.
> Kaye Adkins
> Less may be more, but you can't do more with less.
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