[NTG-pdftex] [ pdftex-Bugs-384 ] Cannot mark text on pdfTeX-generated PDF files with highlighter tool (yellow fluorescent marker) of Acrobat Pro 7.02 on Mac OS X

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Bugs item #384, was opened at 2005-07-10 03:18
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Group: None
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Mike Sturt (pdfx)
Assigned to: Nobody (None)
Summary: Cannot mark text on pdfTeX-generated PDF files with highlighter tool (yellow fluorescent marker) of Acrobat Pro 7.02 on Mac OS X

Initial Comment:
pdfTeX is not fully compatible with Adobe Acrobat Pro 7.02.

Here are the facts. More at <http://www.adobeforums.com>, that goes 
to <http://www.adobe.com/support/forums/main.html> and then 
click "Adobe Acrobat Mac" and then the message "Cannot mark text 
with highlighter tool (yellow fluorescent marker) of Acrobat Pro 7.02 on 
Mac OS X".

In short:

pdfText generates PDF files that have the following bug:

I can select and mark text on such PDF files with the highlighter tool 
(sort of yellow fluorescent marker) the very first time that I open a 
document. Yet, the next time in a row, it is not possible (instead the 
text below is selected and yellow-marked in an erratic way. Tested with 
Acrobat Pro 7.02 on Mac OS X 10.3.9. 

Try with this file: 

http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2005-07-01/pdfs/A23458-23458.pdf

The culprit is pdfTeX, as explained in the Adobe Forum indicted above:

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I examined the file internally, and
it claims to have been made by pdfTeX version 3.14159-1.10b.

It also messes up other information. Creator (which should be the 
name
of the software designing the page) is a filename. Author, which
should have been BOE, is blank. 

To anyone who knows PDF, this sort of thing will ring alarm bells!
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Note: the workaround is to open the file with Adobe Acrobat Pro and 
then:

Advanced>Accessibilty>Add Tags to document.

If possible, please this annoying bug so that PDF files created 
withpdfTeX do not have such problem.

Thanks.

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