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Highlight/copy/paste on Adobe Pro Acrobat on new computer

New Here ,
Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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I've used Adobe Pro for years, and this is only on my new windows 10 gaming computer. It won't let me Highlight/Copy/Paste anymore....instead it puts verticle blue frames on the page and I can no longer copy anything.

I can't seem to find a setting for this?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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May be that there is no text only images.

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New Here ,
Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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There is only text on these documents and it is only happening on my new computer...it has to be some setting.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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The document is composed out of images. You have to first run Text Recognition on it, and if the results are successful then you would be able to select and copy the text.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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Hi Vikkil,

 

Thank you for reaching out.

 

Adding to the above suggestion.

 

It seems that you are using a scanned PDF. You may also refer to the information provided in the following help lnk: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/edit-scanned-pdfs.html.

 

 

Let us know if you need any help.

 

Thanks,

Meenakshi 

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New Here ,
Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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Nope, these are not scanned documents, they are original adobe pdf's. AND it is only happening on my new computer, so it must be a setting??

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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Can you share a sample file with us?

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021

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Hello,

 

Could you please share the screenshot or a small video of what happens when you try to highlight the text?

Would you mind sharing the sample PDF with us so we can check it on our end?

Share the application and OS version on the machine.

 

Thanks,

Meenakshi

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Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021

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