RE: Extracting Text from Acrobat File

Subject: RE: Extracting Text from Acrobat File
From: Cindy Hudson <chudson -at- ECS-INC -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 11:32:52 -0400

Thanks all for the many suggestions, on list and off. At this point, I've
concluded the file is not fixable since I've tried every idea offered. At
least I don't have to retype it. :-)

On the bright side, I did get to play with Ghostscript. While it didn't
solve this problem, it did help with an unrelated one on a different file.
Thanks, Seth, for suggesting it.


On Fri, 8 Oct 2004 08:53:29 -0400, Cindy Hudson <chudson -at- ecs-inc -dot- com> wrote:
> 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 header.
> Any ideas on fixing this other than thumping the sales guy for not
> saving the original Word file?


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