I have an Access 2003 application (using an Access 2003 front end with Access 2000 back end data) from which I generate reports. The reports are previewed in Access then generated as PDF docs (some of my users have pdfFactory Pro while others simply have Adobe). In either case it seems that the PDF document has something odd internally because while I expect to be able to highlight some text, copy it, open the find dialog and paste that text to use it to search it pastes in somewhat garbled text (definitely NOT what you see in the document itself nor in the highlighted text that was used in the copy).
For example, the text for the following text in the doc:
1,3 BUTYLENE GLYCOL
the text when pasted into the Find dialog is:
1,3 BSUuTbsYtaLnEceN:E GLYCOL
Note: I had to literally type the example text in above but I also literally pasted from the doc to show this example.
These PDF docs are of little to no value if they cannot be searched. Does anyone have any idea what is going on or how to compensate for this?
I have tried to ensure that any used fonts are embedded and that only one font is used in any given report. When I check the properties of the document I find the following
Type: True Type
Actual Font: ArialMT
Actual Font Type: TrueType
TimesNewRoman (Embedded Subset)
TimesNewRoman, Bold (Embedded Subset)
Even in situations where there is no reference to the Arial font (at least not that I have been able to find).
I have also noticed that if I double-click on a word that I would like to do a search on, I may or may not get only that word highlighted. Again, by way of example, if I double-click on the word "BUTYLENE" in the doc, only BUTYLEN is actually highlighted, If I then do a copy and paste I get: BSUuTbsYtaLnEceN
Any help in resolving this would be greatly appreciated!