Random disappearance of paragraphs of text in pdf output
Pdfs created from Microsoft Word using Acrobat PDFMaker sometimes omit entire paragraphs of text. This has been happening sporadically and unpredictably since the Sept 14 update. Pdf output has become unreliable. In all but one instance among the cases detected, the paragraph that disappears is adjacent to a graphic object--either a line or an image. The missing text is not being covered up by any other object; the text is actually not present in the pdf. A few very inconvenient workarounds are available if the omission is detected: (1) Re-create the affected page by itself instead of outputting the entire document. In this instance, the single page is not missing any text as it was when all pages of the document were output as a single multipage pdf. Then swap the single, intact page in to replace the incomplete page in the original pdf. (2) In MS Word, insert a blank paragraph at the location of the paragraph that is disappearing in the pdf. The empty paragraph is formatted to have a 1 point linespace, so it is not noticeable. Recreate the pdf, and the paragraph omitted is now the newly inserted blank paragraph, so the result represents all the meaningful content in the document. I am working to get approval to submit actual work samples that demonstrate the problem. The problem is difficult to reproduce in a contrived example document. Has anyone else encountered this problem?
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