Unable to highlight text in USPTO document.

Community Beginner ,
Aug 24, 2022 Aug 24, 2022

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Hi, I've been using the PDF Embed API and I'm having an issue highlighting text.  I've confirmed that the code is good (I'm using the example code) and I've tried different PDF documents (all are working except those coming from the US Patent and Trademark Office).  I've attached an example of a PDF that I can't highlight.  

 

What am I missing?  Also, if this type of PDF cannot be highlighted is there a way in the SDK to turn off the highlight button?  

 

Thanks!

Matt

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Aug 24, 2022 Aug 24, 2022

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The PDF contains no text that can be highlighted. The pages are image only.

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Aug 25, 2022 Aug 25, 2022

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is it possible then to turn off the highlight button on the pdf embed viewer?  Customers will be confused if they select it, but are unable to highlight...

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Aug 25, 2022 Aug 25, 2022

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Yes. You can set "showAnnotationTools" to false. See link to documentation below.

https://developer.adobe.com/document-services/docs/overview/pdf-embed-api/howtos_ui/

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Aug 25, 2022 Aug 25, 2022

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Is there a way to only turn off the highlight button?  The other options work fine.

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Aug 25, 2022 Aug 25, 2022

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Unfortunately, there is not.

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