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Hey there guys. I updated my Adobe from Version 6 to 8 on a machine the other day and I am having some trouble.

When I now open up a PDF document in Adobe 8 it seems to be blanking out some of the text...as if highlighted but its completely black !

Any ideas ?
post #2 of 5
Thats interesting, I know that I have had similar issues but in the opposite direction, a.k.a. documents I open and re-save in acrobat 8 are no longer readable or have missing/corrupted text areas in earlier versions unless i tell it to save as optimized for the earlier version... I havent heard of problems with backwards compatibility.

It sounds like what you are describing is either of a couple of things... the original source document was ISO encoded and Acrobat 8 favors UTF, which can cause issues. Or, it could be a RGB/CMYK issue which has plagued MS Word documents converted to PDF for awhile.

Unfortunately I was only able to fix the "forwards compatibility" issues with Acrobat 8 by resaving the document as optimized for an earlier version. you might try that to see if the text changes at all. UDF encoded text that does not survive the UTF to ISO transition often turns from black boxes to random characters when you optimize for an earlier version.

Perhaps you could send me the document in question? if it isnt a confidential file, i could take a look at it.
    
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Originally Posted by DJZeratul View Post
Thats interesting, I know that I have had similar issues but in the opposite direction, a.k.a. documents I open and re-save in acrobat 8 are no longer readable or have missing/corrupted text areas in earlier versions unless i tell it to save as optimized for the earlier version... I havent heard of problems with backwards compatibility.

It sounds like what you are describing is either of a couple of things... the original source document was ISO encoded and Acrobat 8 favors UDF, which can cause issues. Or, it could be a RGB/CMYK issue which has plagued MS Word documents converted to PDF for awhile.

Unfortunately I was only able to fix the "forwards compatibility" issues with Acrobat 8 by resaving the document as optimized for an earlier version. you might try that to see if the text changes at all. UDF encoded text that does not survive the UDF to ISO transition often turns from black boxes to random characters when you optimize for an earlier version.

Perhaps you could send me the document in question? if it isnt a confidential file, i could take a look at it.
Thanks. I will look into that. Unfortunately it is confidential lol. But thanks anyway
post #4 of 5
lol, my bad. i was thinking disk formats since ISO was involved, so i said UDF instead of UTF. LOL! UTF as in the UTF-8 character encoding, versus ISO Western (ISO-8859).

Sorry for the dorky mixup.

you can save the document as optimized for a previous version if you have Acrobat Standard or Acrobat Pro, but im not sure if you have those or just the reader since you didnt specify.
    
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Its just Adobe reader we have.
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