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Adobe Acrobat Pro: Is this a known bug?

I got a PDF I was expecting to edit but discovered when I switch to Edit mode in Adobe Acrobat Pro that the single text edit field I expected way many small fields.

Is the file corrupted? Or is Adobe corrupted?

Is there a fix for this?

Document Mode, the field looks fine
Document Mode
Edit Mode, the field is broken into many and totally useless to me.
Edit Mode
I have a Acrobat Pro DC subscription (month-to-month)‎

Should I cancel it and get a different one? I feel the program is horrible, actually.

Please let me know if that bug has a work-around.


Thanks
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Joe Winograd

8/22/2022 - Mon
Joe Winograd

> Is the file corrupted?

No.

> Or is Adobe corrupted?

No.

Whether you like Acrobat or not, this has nothing to do with Acrobat. It is about the PDF file itself. Whoever created the PDF made it like that. For example, here's a portion of a PDF page printed from Google Maps that looks fine in document mode, seeming to be a single field:

looks like single field
But in edit mode, it shows the same issue as your PDF, i.e., it is really composed of two small fields:

separate fields
The way to "fix" this is at PDF creation. Regards, Joe
curiouswebster

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I swear I crated one field and Adobe created these nonsensical fields. It was like it did image conversion ...
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I created it and it was edited. I will ask what tool he used
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I use Adobe Acrobat Pro on Mac and he updated it with

PDF-escape (Ultimate)

On Windows 10.1

This sounds like the problem
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