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When I am exporting this file as PDF the text gets messed up. What causes this and how can I fix it? It's a regular text element and standard pdf presets.

Merging all the layers and rasterising it works, but it's a pain and the PDF exports at 6.1MB which is silly for just a pdf file.

Thank you

Messed up text

  • My first guess would be to check if there are other boxes beneath/above the text one. ps. are you using photshop for creating text only pdf? – SZCZERZO KŁY Jun 28 '16 at 15:06
  • It looks as if somehow the text got set to "outlined". Check — maybe 3 times — whether there has been some changes in the text properties; I have read references that under certain circumstances, Indesign changes properties when hovering (if I remember correctly). Or check whether text got copied and placed on top with different properties. – Max Wyss Jun 28 '16 at 16:45
  • @SZCZERZOKŁY There is nothing except a white background beneath the text. I am using Photoshop as there is a graphic sidebar next to the text :) Perhaps I should do it in InDesign instead. This bug is truly annoying! – user18375 Jun 29 '16 at 9:52
  • @MaxWyss The text property is 'regular' and I don't see anything odd about the text properties. Which properties could be off? – user18375 Jun 29 '16 at 9:52
  • @user18375 I would use Id. A few times photoshop had problem with text while saving to pdf. Usually because some other layers beneath of above messed with it exporting capabilities. – SZCZERZO KŁY Jun 29 '16 at 10:12

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