When using the CA Spool Transformers to create files in PDF format (from Metacode or AFP) it is not possible use the find function of the PDF reader.

Document ID : KB000007359
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue:

When using the CA Spool Transformers to create files in PDF format (from Metacode or AFP) it is not possible to use the find function of the PDF reader. Even if the string is in the text the find command returns a message saying no matches were found

Cause:

This is consequence of using the TRANSFRM option L to rasterize all used fonts which causes the text to be not searchable. 

Without the L option, the supplied M2yy.d2emfct defaults to pdfFontType="Type3", which is searchable. 

Resolution:

Remove the "L" option of the TRANSFRM keyword of the NODE or DEFNODE definitions.

Additional Information:

CA Spool Customizing the Java Transformers