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Acrobat batch conversion substitutes text in place of Word content controls

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This is a strange one:  A client of mine is using Acrobat Standard (not sure which version, probably 7 or 9) to batch convert a bunch of Word 2007 documents to pdf.  The word documents are part of a system a built for them and feature dropdown and combo box Content Controls.

When they try to convert the documents, if the content controls have not been set by the user and still contain their placeholder text, Acrobat swaps in the text "1T" or "2T" in place of the content control.  If they convert the docs one at a time, or use Acrobat Pro, they do not have this issue.

Sorry I can't upload the documents because they have proprietary content, and I'm not positive what version of Acrobat.  

Has anybody has seen anything like this behavior?

Thanks.
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I have not experienced this problem.  The simplest work-around would be to do the batch conversion by iterating the .doc/.docx files and applying the conversion to a single Word document with each iteration.

Potentially, you could use a For command.  I do this in one of my client applications that processes the text in PDF files.  The For command invokes PDF2TEXt for each PDF file in the folder.
Reference: http://www.robvanderwoude.com/for.php
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Thanks, I'll try these approaches.
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