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Adobe Reader 9 question

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mm, May 8, 2010.

  1. mm

    mm Flightless Bird

    Is this an acceptable newsgroup for an Adobe Reader 9 question? If
    not, can you recommend one?

    I dl'd the "Installation manual", which is halfway down the first
    page, from http://www.channelplus.com/product_detail.php?productId=225

    A) I can view it, but when I try to Find anything with Adobe Reader
    9.3.0, I always get zero hits. Even if I already know it's there.

    8) Also, if I try to use the cursor to select text, I usually can't
    select anything, even after I used Customize to add the Select Tool
    Cursor to the Select and Zoom Toolbar, (and it appears there and I put
    my cursor there and click on it.) If I use Cntl-A, which it says is
    Select All, it only highlights the page number, or the company name
    and address, never any text.

    Are A and B caused by AR or because the file is wierd? Why would
    they cause a file to be like this?

    C) Also they have a function called Read out loud, it just says two,
    three, four, five, six... to the end and then it reads the entire
    Limited Warranty Statement. That it reads pretty clearly, sort of!
    (It prounces LLC as "lousy". I guess its failure to read the text is
    for the same reason it won't highlight the text.

    Adobe's web-based Help is so short it's ridiculous.

    D) Are they on a campaign to make AR worse, so people will buy Adobe
    Acrobat? It seems the functions I have used for 14+ years are harder
    and harder to find or to use. Is it worth my finding my old downloads
    and reinstalling a prior version?

    I know there are alternatives, even free ones, but I'd like this to
    work too.
     
  2. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "mm" <NOPSAMmm2005@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
    news:1a6au5doh2n3vktsftjf7i8tl0jfr58vse@4ax.com...
    > Is this an acceptable newsgroup for an Adobe Reader 9 question? If
    > not, can you recommend one?
    >
    > I dl'd the "Installation manual", which is halfway down the first
    > page, from http://www.channelplus.com/product_detail.php?productId=225
    >
    > A) I can view it, but when I try to Find anything with Adobe Reader
    > 9.3.0, I always get zero hits. Even if I already know it's there.
    >
    > 8) Also, if I try to use the cursor to select text, I usually can't
    > select anything, even after I used Customize to add the Select Tool
    > Cursor to the Select and Zoom Toolbar, (and it appears there and I put
    > my cursor there and click on it.) If I use Cntl-A, which it says is
    > Select All, it only highlights the page number, or the company name
    > and address, never any text.
    >
    > Are A and B caused by AR or because the file is wierd? Why would
    > they cause a file to be like this?
    >
    > C) Also they have a function called Read out loud, it just says two,
    > three, four, five, six... to the end and then it reads the entire
    > Limited Warranty Statement. That it reads pretty clearly, sort of!
    > (It prounces LLC as "lousy". I guess its failure to read the text is
    > for the same reason it won't highlight the text.
    >
    > Adobe's web-based Help is so short it's ridiculous.
    >
    > D) Are they on a campaign to make AR worse, so people will buy Adobe
    > Acrobat? It seems the functions I have used for 14+ years are harder
    > and harder to find or to use. Is it worth my finding my old downloads
    > and reinstalling a prior version?
    >
    > I know there are alternatives, even free ones, but I'd like this to
    > work too.


    A more appropriate place to post questions about Adobe Reader might be:
    http://forums.adobe.com/community/adobe_reader_forums/adobe_reader

    The PDF file in question does not appear to have any live text in it, just
    scanned images of text. Thus would explain why you are not able to do a
    search for text in the document.

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell
     
  3. mm

    mm Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 8 May 2010 05:37:47 -0400, "Donald Anadell"
    <danadell@nospamersmikrotec.com> wrote:

    >
    >A more appropriate place to post questions about Adobe Reader might be:
    >http://forums.adobe.com/community/adobe_reader_forums/adobe_reader
    >
    >The PDF file in question does not appear to have any live text in it, just
    >scanned images of text. Thus would explain why you are not able to do a
    >search for text in the document.


    Thanks. You know I know that adobe is good for images, but after
    reading and searching 100 manuals, it never occurred to me that all it
    was was an image. Except the Warranty for some reason.

    >Good luck,


    Thank you.
    >
    >Donald Anadell
     
  4. mm

    mm Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 08 May 2010 17:06:03 -0400, mm <NOPSAMmm2005@bigfoot.com>
    wrote:

    >On Sat, 8 May 2010 05:37:47 -0400, "Donald Anadell"
    ><danadell@nospamersmikrotec.com> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>A more appropriate place to post questions about Adobe Reader might be:
    >>http://forums.adobe.com/community/adobe_reader_forums/adobe_reader
    >>
    >>The PDF file in question does not appear to have any live text in it, just
    >>scanned images of text. Thus would explain why you are not able to do a
    >>search for text in the document.

    >
    >Thanks. You know I know that adobe is good for images, but after
    >reading and searching 100 manuals, it never occurred to me that all it
    >was was an image. Except the Warranty for some reason.


    And today I found a second manual like that, from a Garmin GPS!
    >
    >>Good luck,

    >
    >Thank you.
    >>
    >>Donald Anadell
     

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