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Adobe.jpgHello. When I use the comment tool to add text, the text added is treated as image. In other words, I cannot higlight the text, or search speicific words, or even copy it. I tried OCR tool but it did not work. 

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Not so much that it is an image, but that it is a separate layer, not really a part of the document. If you want to add text with full functionality, use Edit not Comment.

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Added text to adobe acrobat is treated as image but not text

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Adobe.jpgHello. When I use the comment tool to add text, the text added is treated as image. In other words, I cannot higlight the text, or search speicific words, or even copy it. I tried OCR tool but it did not work. 

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Not so much that it is an image, but that it is a separate layer, not really a part of the document. If you want to add text with full functionality, use Edit not Comment.

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Not so much that it is an image, but that it is a separate layer, not really a part of the document. If you want to add text with full functionality, use Edit not Comment.

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You can convert it to static text by flattening the file, either using the Preflight tool or by running this JS code:

this.flattenPages();

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I just want to add simple editable text. I searched and it looks that after flattening the file, I won't be able to edit it. What's the best way to add simple editable text on pdf? 

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You ask "What's the best way to add simple editable text on PDF". I already said " If you want to add text with full functionality, use Edit not Comment." That is, the Edit tool in Acrobat DC.

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After flattening the comment you can edit it using the standard Edit Text tool.

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