Some characters shows as box, but when open no error shows in illustrator

Community Beginner ,
Mar 06, 2022 Mar 06, 2022

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I have a pdf file, which can be opened in AdobeReader, but can't be opened in Illustrator for some characters are shown as boxes.

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When I opened this file in Illustrator, no reminder showed. How can I make Illustrator show these characters?

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Mar 06, 2022 Mar 06, 2022

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It is not recomended to use Illustrator as PDF editor for PDF files that were not created with Illustrator.

In your example the font could be missing or re-encoded.

You could try to place the PDF linked and use Object > Flatten Transparency with Convert Text to Outlines

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Mar 06, 2022 Mar 06, 2022

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I see in Acrobat, the Framed Boxes are Symbol Font. But I chose Symbol Font in Illustrator, it showed Framed Boxes too. Is there a way to solve this problem? I don't want to convert text to outlines.

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Try the "Protected glyph" setting in the Illustrator preferences. If that does not help, then outline.

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Mar 06, 2022 Mar 06, 2022

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Hello,

 

I have enabled missing protected glygh. However, it is no use. When I unclicked the missing protected glygh, it is still the same. Are there other ways to solve this problem?

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Mar 07, 2022 Mar 07, 2022

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Outline the text as Ton described.

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Mar 07, 2022 Mar 07, 2022

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After outlining the text, there are still boxes.

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Mar 07, 2022 Mar 07, 2022

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Did you place the file as linked and use Flatten Transparency?

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I did as he told me and now the problem has been solved. Thanks a lot. I want to find a way to correct the boxes not to Flatten Transparency.

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You have to do it exactly as described by Ton.

PLace and link the PDF in a new Illustrator file. Then flatten transparency.

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I did as he told me and now the problem has been solved. Thanks a lot. I want to find a way to correct the boxes not to Flatten Transparency. Is there a way?

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