PDF loses search capability!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by harry*333, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. harry*333 macrumors 6502a

    harry*333

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    So I created a PDF through wikipedia's book creator, downloaded the file and everything works just fine. But I want to be able to edit(annotate, highlight, hyperlink etc.) so I'll do anything at all that counts as a edit and then save, when I reopen it the search capability is all messed up, if I search "as" it will find things like "ds" "0I" and all kinda of random stuff. It also happens if I just "Save as..." the file without editing it. I've been working in Preview but it also happens in Adobe Reader. I still have the original file so I just need to find out how to make this not happen, any ideas?
    Running 10.6.6
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    To have complete editing capabilities on .pdf files, you need Adobe Acrobat. Preview and Adobe Reader don't have full editing capabilities. Even with Acrobat, editing .pdfs is cumbersome. I find it's easier to edit an original document, such as a Word document, and then re-save it as a .pdf, rather than attempting to edit the .pdf itself.
     
  3. Carinay macrumors newbie

    Carinay

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    May 31, 2010
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    To edit pdf files, you don't neccessarily purchase Acrobat as there's a free alternative now. AnyBiz pdf editor for mac beta version is free. You can use it to edit, annotate, convert pdf on mac.
    Have a try.
     

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