Acrobat 8 Crash FreeText Annotation

by Mark Gavin

The following simple PDF document contains a single FreeText annotation.  The FreeText annotation is displayed correctly under both Acrobat 7 and 8.  However, using the mouse to click on the annotation under Acrobat 8, causes Acrobat 8 to crash.  Freetextcrash.pdf

Below is a screen shot of the FreeText annotation labeled “COV”.




The crash occurs in Acrobat 8 on both Windows and Macintosh.

Clicking on the annotation under Acrobat 7 selects the annotation as expected.