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selecting text in adobe

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Jul 12, 2021 Jul 12, 2021

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Hello

 

Withe the new version of adobe reader/adobe acrobat when we try to select text/number in order to copy it, it highlights/select whole column as in the document attached

Is there a way around this

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Jul 12, 2021 Jul 12, 2021

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How have you created the PDF file?

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This has been observed for a long time with PDFs.  What often can help is to change magnification and to zoom in closer.  It doesn't necessarily make sense (to me), but zooming in seems to allow more accurate selections.

Keep in mind, though, that PDFs aren't necessarily 'built' the same way that the eye sees them.  PDFs are created in many ways from many source applications... and it's a gamble to edit at times.

Good luck,

Dave

 

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