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Aug 16, 2020

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Hi I use the select tool but the tool no longer selects text, it just makes a large blue block of space.

This has only recently started happening and it's happening with all pdfs.

Yes I have the select tool ticked.

 

 

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Can't select text anymore

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Aug 16, 2020

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Hi I use the select tool but the tool no longer selects text, it just makes a large blue block of space.

This has only recently started happening and it's happening with all pdfs.

Yes I have the select tool ticked.

 

 

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I moved your post to a better forum.

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It's possible there is no text to select in the file, just an image. Can you share a sample file with us?

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There is some text in this file but it's all garbled. You can try to fix it by exporting the pages as image files (File - Save As Other - Image) then creating a new PDF file from those images and running Text Recognition on it.

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Thank you for the information.  These documents have never done this previously, but suddenly started (same provider I download for work through). Do you think I should contact the provider about it, as in is it their end or mine?

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Assuming you're only downloading the files from them and not processing them in any way, then yes, it's caused on their end.

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