RE: Extracting Text from Acrobat File

Subject: RE: Extracting Text from Acrobat File
From: DBennett -at- Foundationsoft -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 09:30:41 -0400

SnagIt has a screen capture tool that allows you to capture and output as
text. I don't have a lot of experience with this, but it might work. If you
don't already have SnagIt, you can download a free trial version from

Good luck!

Dannette Thompson Bennett
Senior Technical Writer
dthompson -at- foundationsoft -dot- com

Foundation Software, Inc.
800-246-0800 ext. 213
The #1 Accounting Software for Labor-Intensive Contractors

-----Original Message-----
From: Cindy Hudson [mailto:chudson -at- ECS-INC -dot- com]

Good morning, all (or whatever time of day you may be in)

Sales has given me a pdf file of a large table to turn back into text.
(Because, of course, they didn't save the original file.) While I've done
that before, this one is a stumper. Acrobat sees only the header as text. I
can't use either of the text selection tools to highlight anything else.
Exporting as rtf gets me a large graphic. Exporting as txt picks up only the

Any ideas on fixing this other than thumping the sales guy for not saving
the original Word file?


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