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make one text-window out of serveral test-windows

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Dear supporters,
Dear other users,

if you make the font in a PDF document editable under "Edit PDF", it often happens that a few text blocks are erroneously split into many small text windows.

Can I avoid that one text-block is divided in serveral text windows?

Is it possible in Acrobat Pro, in Indesign or in othe applications to deliberately and purposefully combine these many small text windows into fewer text windows?

Thanks for your help
Christoph

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make one text-window out of serveral test-windows

Explorer ,
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Dear supporters,
Dear other users,

if you make the font in a PDF document editable under "Edit PDF", it often happens that a few text blocks are erroneously split into many small text windows.

Can I avoid that one text-block is divided in serveral text windows?

Is it possible in Acrobat Pro, in Indesign or in othe applications to deliberately and purposefully combine these many small text windows into fewer text windows?

Thanks for your help
Christoph

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You can't avoid this in Adobe Acrobat.

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Background: there are no text blocks in a PDF at all. These were all lost when the PDF was made. So each time you go to edit, for your (imagined) convenience, Acrobat looks at all the text on the page and guesses where your text blocks are. It can guess wrong, and it can guess different each time. However, the alternative is no text blocks at all, and that's pretty unpleasant.

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Thanks @TestSreenName and @BerndAlheit for your answers.

Do you know if there is any way to combine the multiple text windows in Acrobat or any other program into fewer text windows?

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Like I said, the text windows don't exist, but are the result of a new guess every time. So there's nothing a different app could do to combine these nonexistent windows so that Acrobat guesses what you want it to guess. Acrobat could offer controls, but right now they don't. It might be a good feature request.

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