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Acrobat DC turning vector pdfs into bitmap images

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I am a PrePress Manager for a printer and have been using Acrobat for many years to make minor edits to customer's pdfs. I have just updated to Acrobat DC and seem to have hit a brick wall with continuing to do this. I have, for example, a small black and white vector pdf (I created it myself from Illustrator), that, in Acrobat Pro XI, I would have opened, selected with the Select Tool (that had a blue box behind it, not sure what it was called), then copied. I would have then opened the customer's pdf and, using exactly the same tool, would have pasted it, then positioned correctly using the arrow tools. Save the customer's pdf as a new version, close, job done. Now, using Acrobat DC, I open the same small black and white vector pdf (that I created myself from Illustrator), because I am not able to find or recognise the Select Tool (that had a blue box behind it), I click on the Edit PDF tools (the Select Tool in the tool bar does not select anything, it draws a blue box over what I am trying to select) and immediately my pristine vector pdf turns into a nasty bitmap and there is a very rapid appearance and disappearance of an error message that says something about "Not able to edit a scanned pdf" and then a message appears saying "Text has been recognised in the language English (UK). To change click on SCANNED DOCUMENTS > SETTINGS", if I do this a small window appears with 2 check boxes that make no difference to the now nasty bitmap file that my pdf has become (screenshot attached). If I do copy this file and paste it into my customer's pdf, it is still a nasty bitmap file and most certainly not something I could proof to them or even dream about printing.

 

Can anybody help?

 

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Acrobat DC turning vector pdfs into bitmap images

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I am a PrePress Manager for a printer and have been using Acrobat for many years to make minor edits to customer's pdfs. I have just updated to Acrobat DC and seem to have hit a brick wall with continuing to do this. I have, for example, a small black and white vector pdf (I created it myself from Illustrator), that, in Acrobat Pro XI, I would have opened, selected with the Select Tool (that had a blue box behind it, not sure what it was called), then copied. I would have then opened the customer's pdf and, using exactly the same tool, would have pasted it, then positioned correctly using the arrow tools. Save the customer's pdf as a new version, close, job done. Now, using Acrobat DC, I open the same small black and white vector pdf (that I created myself from Illustrator), because I am not able to find or recognise the Select Tool (that had a blue box behind it), I click on the Edit PDF tools (the Select Tool in the tool bar does not select anything, it draws a blue box over what I am trying to select) and immediately my pristine vector pdf turns into a nasty bitmap and there is a very rapid appearance and disappearance of an error message that says something about "Not able to edit a scanned pdf" and then a message appears saying "Text has been recognised in the language English (UK). To change click on SCANNED DOCUMENTS > SETTINGS", if I do this a small window appears with 2 check boxes that make no difference to the now nasty bitmap file that my pdf has become (screenshot attached). If I do copy this file and paste it into my customer's pdf, it is still a nasty bitmap file and most certainly not something I could proof to them or even dream about printing.

 

Can anybody help?

 

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