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Creating a PDF from copied content

Creating a PDF from copied content: Acrobat 9 Pro Essential Training
Creating a PDF from copied content: Acrobat 9 Pro Essential Training

Join for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a PDF from copied content, part of Acrobat 9 Pro Essential Training.

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Q: After scanning a file to PDF, the text is not editable, despite following the steps in the “Editing text” movie. How do I make a PDF with editable text?

A: Text may not be editable after scanning to PDF since most scanners scan a document and convert the contents to a digital image. To check if text is editable, open the PDF and select the Text and Image tool. Position the pointer over the "text" in the PDF, and if a I-beam cursor appears, it's text. If not, it's most likely an image. In that case, the image needs to be converted to text first by choosing Document > OCR Text Recognition > Recognize Text Using OCR, then choosing ClearScan as the method.

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Business PDF Acrobat

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