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when trying to select a line of text, cursor selects random vertical blocks of text

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Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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I am using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.  Even after running (successfully, it seemed) OCR in some documents, I cannot select text for commenting or highlighting; instead, the cursor selects oddly random vertical blocks of text.  Is there a setting I need to change? 

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Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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Screenshot please. What OS & Acrobat version are you using?

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Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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Win 10 Pro.  Acrobat Pro DC 32 bit.  2021.005.20048. Attached is a screen shot of what happens in this file when I try to select a couple of words.  I have run OCR a couple of times.   This doesn't happen with all files.  

 

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Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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Exactly how far did you get? Did you click the recognize text button?

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Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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I clicked recognize text.  Even trying to select one word creates the crazy vertical block

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Can someone help me on this?  

 

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