I can't copy text from this PDF file: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2012/02/07/1016696com.pdf

I have Adobe Reader X. I used to be able to select passages of text from a PDF file then copy and paste it into Word or Notepad or even into internet forums, but now when I try to do so the result is a bunch of gibberish characters rather than the words I see in the PDF file.

How can I resume being able to copy and paste text?

Must I delete Reader X and go back to an old version of Adobe Reader?


Ron Brumleve

1 Answer

It's not related to the version of Reader. The same happens with various versions of Acrobat as well.
The reason is the fonts selected to create this file by the authors, which are non-standard and are also not fully embedded.

Gilad D (try67)   

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