Why are some of the letters in my PDF invisible?
I have a strange problem with one of my PDF files. In some places (usually where the text is bold), all the letters are invisible except for the “a”‘s and “v”‘s. When I copy the text and paste it into another program, I can see the letters displayed normally.
For example, I see:
Copying and pasting the start of the paragraph into another program, I see: “The instantaneous rate of change at”.
How can I fix this?
This may have to do with the embedding of restricted fonts. Try unchecking the Acrobat Preference for “Use Local Fonts” for reading, under Page Display > Rendering, as shown in the image below (or in a very similar location, depending on the version of Acrobat):