Wow, that was worth a try! However... I reprinted the PDF to the Adobe PDF printer. No problems. The file displays OK.
I tried Save As RTF from the redistilled version and got an informative message: "Acrobat was able to make this document accessible but found the following oddities: Some font(s) missing information needed to determine the characters that correspond to the symbols (glyphs) in the font. [90 of 90 glyphs (Apple Chancery)]" [I wonder what "accessible" means in this context? I'm none too familiar with Accessibility settings, but when I tried a Full Check it said, "All of the text in this document lacks a language specification." But perhaps I'm barking up the wrong tree here.] Apple Chancery is indeed an embedded subset in the original PDF. The resultant RTF is rather interesting but of no use to me. It consists of all caps, and a sample appears below: ___'YYUIOGZK_SKSHKXY_YNGRR_HK_SKSHKXY_UL_ZNK_V[HROI_UX_;=5_LGI[RZ___]NU_NG\K_ GT_OTZKXKYZ_OT_GZZKTJOTM_')+_SKKZOTMY_GTJ_VXUMXGSY_ Saving as text produces similar all-cap text. It's beginning to look as though I'll have to retype the doc...the original source doc is lost (not by me, I might add!). Roger -----Original Message----- From: knowhowpro at gmail.com [mailto:knowhow...@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Peter Gold Sent: March 10, 2009 1:08 PM To: Shuttleworth, Roger Cc: Art Campbell; framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: OT: Cannot extract text from PDF Have you tried: * Copy/Paste * Printing to PDF from Acrobat Pro, then trying to extract text by Save As? HTH Regards, Peter Gold KnowHow ProServices On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 11:54 AM, Shuttleworth, Roger <Roger_Shuttleworth at tvworks.com> wrote: > Thanks for your help. > > I can save other PDFs without a problem. > My Acrobat version is Acrobat Pro 7.1.0. > The Application was AppleWorks. The PDF Producer is Mac OSX 10.3.9 Quartz > PdfContext according to the Document Properties window. There seems to be > nothing else interesting in the metadata, and no security applied. > > Roger > > -----Original Message----- > From: knowhowpro at gmail.com [mailto:knowhowpro at gmail.com] On Behalf Of > Peter Gold > Sent: March 10, 2009 12:47 PM > To: Art Campbell > Cc: Shuttleworth, Roger; framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Re: OT: Cannot extract text from PDF > >>> I have ?a PDF that was created using Mac OSX 10.3.9. It displays fine on my >>> Windows XP SP3 machine, but I cannot extract the text and create a Word >>> doc. When I try Save As, I get nothing produced except an error: >>> >>> >>> >>> Bad PDF; could not read page structure. <Bad PDF; error in processing >>> fonts: cannot find CMAP resource file>  > > If the PDF was made using Mac's Preview application, this could be the > problem; > check document info for Creator. > > If you get the same error when trying to Save As with all documents, > the Acrobat installation may be corrupted. >