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Exporting PDF issues, selecting words and highlighting issues

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Hey people 

 

Ive got an issue with PS PDF

 

I have no issue with saving it as a PDF however when I go to the PDF after im having ussues selecting text, it wont allow me to select the text im trying to select, or will outright select half the document as opposed to the text. 

 

the other issue im having is when I am able to select the text it will highlight certain areas and keep them highlighted causing these blue squares on the document.

please see below what it looks like. 

 Screenshot 2020-08-09 at 15.29.27.png

These squares only show up after I select the text. 

 

Im on the latest version of PS and latest mac software as of post date. 

I have tried sending the document to other computers and devices and find the same issue. 

 

If anyone knows how to help it would be very appreciated. 

I can post more details/screenshots if needed. 

 

thank you in advance. 

 

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Exporting PDF issues, selecting words and highlighting issues

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Hey people 

 

Ive got an issue with PS PDF

 

I have no issue with saving it as a PDF however when I go to the PDF after im having ussues selecting text, it wont allow me to select the text im trying to select, or will outright select half the document as opposed to the text. 

 

the other issue im having is when I am able to select the text it will highlight certain areas and keep them highlighted causing these blue squares on the document.

please see below what it looks like. 

 Screenshot 2020-08-09 at 15.29.27.png

These squares only show up after I select the text. 

 

Im on the latest version of PS and latest mac software as of post date. 

I have tried sending the document to other computers and devices and find the same issue. 

 

If anyone knows how to help it would be very appreciated. 

I can post more details/screenshots if needed. 

 

thank you in advance. 

 

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This typically happens when there is an image that was OCR'd with the wrong settings. What can you tell us about the original file and what settings did you use to convert it to a PDF?

~ Jane

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sorry, im not too good with the shorthand but the original file has some missing fonts, as in, I dont have the same fonts as the original document. 

all text in the document is text, none of it has been converted to image or rasterized or anything. 

 

in the layers ive placed all text above the background images and separating lines thinking that it wouldnt clash with the background. 

 

Screenshot 2020-08-09 at 16.15.19.png

 

This is an example of the layers, all of the folders are just text that ove organised into folders for my ease. 

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as for the PDF settings, all im doing to save it is 'File - save as - photoshop PDF' and here are screenshots of settings 

 

Screenshot 2020-08-09 at 16.17.19.pngScreenshot 2020-08-09 at 16.17.28.pngScreenshot 2020-08-09 at 16.17.36.pngScreenshot 2020-08-09 at 16.17.52.png

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Can you please share the specific PDF file you used in the first screen shots, so we can see if everyone else gets the same problem trying to select text.

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"the original file has some missing fonts,"

 

For testing purposes, change the typeface to one you do have on a couple of the layers. Does it work properly now?

~ Jane

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