When creating a pdf with the integrated DWG To PDF, all my text arent recognize with my PDF reader, so i cant do a copy/paste or a search in my pdf.. I use the Arial font and got all fonts installed.
I fount that if a setting on the width factor or the inncline factor of the text is changed, the text is not recognize. (see attachment of a simple exemple)
Does anyone have a solution for this problem?
It's to do with your PDF settings. I'll assume you're using the DWG to PDF.pc3 option to print.
While in your plot options dialogue box, click on properties tab while the DWG to PDF.pc3 printer is selected.
Now go into 'custom properties'.
In the DWG to PDF properties panel, press the button called 'font capture list'.
Check the box next to the Arial font. Ok the box.
You're good to go.
Thank you for your help.
Yes, i use the DWGto PDF.pc3 option for printing
I already checked and tested these custom properties and that doesnt change anything. I still have a problem when the width factor is different than 1.
I got hundreds drawing where i got this fonts problem and i cant find a solution.
We get this problem in our office all the time, but it's usually the font capture list. The younger technicians were getting around it by using a different PDF publisher, like PDF995 or Adobe PDF. Maybe that might help.
Ok. I will try to use different PDF publisher, but i got many script running with DWGToPDF.pc3 and i really prefer keeping this publisher.
Are you using Arial Fonts too?
As you observed, if you change the width factor, the PDF text is not seatchable.
You can find other fonts that are the width you need (like Arial Narrow)
If you need more flexibility (and you have a few extra dollars & the time to learn how to use a program) you can use a font editing program like http://www.high-logic.com FontCreator to modify and existing font to be a different width.
Hint: Look under Tools, Glyph Transformer.
You don't need to install the modified font on the receiving end. It just needs to be installed on the PC that makes the PDF.
And No, I don't work for high-logic.