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I am getting a huge "paragraph" sized cursor when i open a new pdf...how do i reduce this to a standard cursor size?
Interesting. Could you post a screenshot of this phenomenon, as well as some details of your software (Acrobat version & Operating System)? It might help troubleshoot.
Was this ever resolved? Seriously why are even other sites currently still talking about this dilemma? Maybe it has to do with Microsoft new Edge. Edge especially so-called new Edge has embedded pdf engine that will handle pdf files and has a few trinkets for enhancement. The pdf print engine is terrible but for those who do not have Adobe Acrobat Pro are probably fine with the Edge pdf toy. Even though you can choose your acrobat pro as default pdf app. you still see remnants of the Edge pdf app. Your print menu drop list if you have a few virtual and physical printers you can choose to have Edge handle your pdf printing needs or scroll down and you'll find a second Acrobat which is your Acrobat pro, There you will have familiar print windows with all your printer options. I believe IMO new Edge is the root cause for idiosyncrasies that are evident using Acrobat 10 pro up to DC pro. I wish there was a viable way of testing this but Windows 10 embedded new Edge you really can’t get rid of it at least every bit of the app. you can choose not to use it in place of another browser but Edge will remain in the OS. Please, voice your feelings on this. It is still a problem and it seems no one cares in development.
In Windows, Print Destination > "Save as PDF" every time you print to pdf.
If you rec'd a pdf with this issue from a 3rd party then try reprint the document with Ctrl + P, Destination "Microsoft Print to PDF" (from Adobe Acrobat). You may need to re-format fonts and rearrange some text boxes. Results will vary widely based on source formatting, etc. But you should be able to select text normally with a normal cursor, one character or line at a time.
Alternatively, try Export To > Word/Excel or HTML to extract data.
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This occurs when i "print" a new document as pdf from the print icon.
Could you please let us know how exactly you are creating a PDF?
Are you converting a webpage to PDF?
Please let us know the Adobe Acrobat version installed on your machine.
You can check the version with the help of the steps mentioned in this help document Identify the product and its version for Acrobat and Reader DC.
Are you on a Mac or Windows? What is the OS version?
We will be waiting for your response.
Hi I have got same issue. Win 10 and Acrobat DC 19.012.20034.
It happens only when I am using Adobe PDF printer. Does not happen with Microsoft Print to PDF. It looks like the doc is divinded into large areas or so. Hard to determine what is the cause.
Anyone any idea how to fix it?
I have the same issue. Whenever I convert webpage to pdf document.
I am using adobe acrobat 9 with windows 10 and chrome browser.
Acrobat 9 is an old version, not compatible with Windows 10.
So what's the answer for anyone with this same problem using Adobe Acrobat DC Pro 2021 running on Windows 10, current.
What I found is that if you Print the file to a new pdf and resave it, that should take care of the issue. It worked for me anyway.
I have this issue too. When tried to re-print one of these many pdf's, Acorobat DC locked up, couldn't understand its own file encoding?? When copying text with giant cursor, then paste, the text is encoded in a webdings style of font. I need cut/paste from docs all day long. Is there a fix?? Win 10, current. Acrobat DC, current version.
Windows "Save to PDF" works. Its definately only happening for all pdf's generated by Acrobat. Still needs fix.
This is the document zoomed out to about 5% and then used the insert text at cursor tool to show in blue the size of cursor.. this happens with every document i open.
Me too. Adobe Acrobat DC Pro 2021
Ditto. Adobe Acrobat DC Pro 2021 running on Windows 10.