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    Default TEXT v MTEXT and TTF in PDFs

    I've been tasked with getting our CD PDF sets more user friendly and navigable on a tablet. To that end I've been streamlining my workflow for hyper-linking and indexing the drawings in the set. Being able to search for text in the PDF is the linchpin of this workflow. And this is where I am having problems.

    >>If I have a single line text field with a TTF like Arial, and plot a PDF, I can search for that text in that PDF.

    >>However, if I have a MTEXT field with the same settings as above, the text appears only as graphics in the PDF.

    >>If i convert a TXT to and MTXT, that field is no longer text in the PDF. Conversely, if I explode an MTXT field to a TXT, it plots perfectly.

    If anyone has dealt with this before or has any insight I would be eternally grateful.

    Using AutoCAD 2014 and Blue Beam Revu v11.5


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    What PDF viewer are you using A) to test the process on the desktop, and B) on the tablet? What's the Tablet OS? ISO, Android, WinRT?
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    I am using Bluebeam Revu (v 11.5) as the primary pdf viewer to test, but have also used Adobe reader with the same results. I haven't tested it on a tablet yet.

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