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    I am often asked to use Acrobat (version 8) to add text to PDFs. The Typewriter function worked great, but it is not longer working correctly. I click on the Typewriter toolbar button, click where I want to add text to the document, and type. The type appears while I'm typing, but when I turn off Typewriter, the text disappears. I can click where I typed, and a blue outline appears around the area I typed, but the text does not display. If I double-click on the box, I can reenter the text box and the text appears, but it disappears again.

    I have apparently changed a setting somewhere, but cannot locate anyplace to fix it. Also, the text box tool on the Comment & Markup toolbar still works fine, but is more cumbersome to use.

    Thanks.

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    Are you saving the document before you turn off Typewriter ??
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    [quote name='DocWatson' post='764826' date='11-Mar-2009 15:11']Are you saving the document before you turn off Typewriter ??[/quote]

    Not usually. I haven't changed anything I've done--it just quit working properly about 3 weeks ago. Would saving make a difference?

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    [quote name='hkbell' post='764831' date='11-Mar-2009 16:32']Not usually. I haven't changed anything I've done--it just quit working properly about 3 weeks ago. Would saving make a difference?[/quote]
    See if Typewriter text views and prints in a color other than black (Acrobat 7.0 and 8.0 on Windows) helps.

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    [quote name='hkbell' post='764831' date='11-Mar-2009 11:32']Not usually. I haven't changed anything I've done--it just quit working properly about 3 weeks ago. Would saving make a difference?[/quote]

    It might and it can't hurt to try. Just to be safe, you might want to make a duplicate of the document to experiment on.
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    Hans,

    Thank you! Thank you! That link solved the problem. Apparently the text color was changed--completely unintentional on my part.

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