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Why are strange characters appearing in PDF header

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Topic: Why are strange characters appearing in PDF header
Posted By: souicat
Subject: Why are strange characters appearing in PDF header
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2013 at 10:52pm
Strange characters in Header appear AFTER Word doc converted to PDF??

Help... strange characters are added to my header AFTER it is converted from Word to .pdf. More details:
- This problem is isolated to certain chapter headers and not all headers (the majority of the headers appear unaffected)
- What the header should look like (and does so when in the source Word 2007 format): 5: WiPort and WiBox Implementation
- What the header looks like when I create a .pdf using the Acrobat plugin (note the unwanted addition of "8B" to this header): 5: 8BWiPort and WiBox Implementation **See screenshot attached.**
- Problem happens when utilizing the Acrobat plug-in. This problem seems to be absent when directly printing to pdf but I need and prefer to use the plugin because of the additional bells and whistles that are available through that vs. just printing to pdf. 
- My source MS Word 2007 header (if toggling field codes): { STYLEREF "Heading 1" \n \* MERGEFORMAT }{STYLEREF "Heading 1" \* MERGEFORMAT }
- I've tried deleting the header completely and copy-pasting the header from a correctly behaving header... which should be fine since it is based on field codes tied to Header 1... no joy Frown
- Using Acrobat XI AND Word 2007 on Windows XP

Any suggestions appreciated! Thanks in advance.

Posted By: BThis
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2016 at 11:08pm
I have the same problem with Acrobat XI and Word 2010 on Windows 7. Others have found the errant characters are created in an Adobe font, with a character size of 1 point. There is a macro that will get rid of it if that's what you have. I don't have that font in my document, and there are no tiny characters before the text of the heading. It just shows up before the StyleRef field in the header/footer as something like "1A" or "8B" or a similar number and character.

Has any progress been made in resolving this? Either Adobe or Microsoft?

Posted By: BThis
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2016 at 5:01pm
This still occurs in Word 2010, Acrobat XI. Extra characters including a digit and a letter appear before the StyleRef field in headers.

Our complex documents require a working Navigation panel of bookmarks to allow users to find relevant sections quickly. So we must use Adobe PDFmaker to generate PDFs. It REALLY STINKS that Adobe and Microsoft have not resolved this bug, It has been reported in every version since 2006!

Angry Ouch 


Posted By: markyoung0x
Date Posted: 15 Nov 2016 at 4:38am
Try to embed the characters font, if you failed  to embed fonts in pdf  it can affect and may not map properly to Unicode .


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