Re: Convert PDF files to something WORD readable?

Subject: Re: Convert PDF files to something WORD readable?
From: "Staples, Lorrie" <Lorrie -dot- Staples -at- NEXTEL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 10:41:27 -0500

. . . sounds like you've found a solution better than we all responded
with . . . Isn't that was this group is about?? <grin> (by the way,
I'm printing out your solution for future reference, as I do all the
information I find useful on here . . .)

Have a great day!! (from a tech writer that likes her job & gets plenty
of respect from the people who's opinions matter to her!!) <grin>

Lorrie Staples
NEXTEL Communications
Technical Writer
IT Operations - Brookhollow

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Dan Lewis Wrote:

I'm a bit mistified. All respondents to this question have indicated
that
PDF files do not encode text, suggesting the need for using OCR for
instance. I have just tested several PDF files that I have received
from
different sources and using the text selection tool in Acrobat Reader
3.0 I
was able to copy text to the clipboard and paste it into Word. In most
cases the text came in with an unrecognized font and had to be
highlighted
in word and a legitimate font had to be applied.

Of course the problem of the hard returns remains, requiring some
reformatting work (some of which can be automated) but the fact remains
that PDF does appear to correctly encode text.

What am I missing here?

-Dan Lewis
Vitel Software, Worcester, MA

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