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When editing and inserting text into a PDF, the entered text is not searchable

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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
User is editing PDF and inserting boxes with text to use as markers as the PDFs are quite large and they need these flags to find certain information.

But after they enter the text its not searchable and they cannot change the font.

Can anyone assist?

thank you
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Top Expert 2011

How large is this PDF in number of pages and file size? I just tested inputting text functionality using the Text Box Tool and the Typewriter tool in Acrobat X Pro and find that the search functionality for text in both is intact. I'm wondering if the size of the file is affecting stability which is making the inputted text not found...


I'll have to ask.  I'll get back to you soon.  Please monitor this thread.


The document is 12Mb
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Top Expert 2011

I'm not sure if the CTRL + F yielded the results that should occur, but if the OP does not weigh-in here, I feel my recommendations of a step-by-step playback (in questions) would warrant disbursement of points in my favor.
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