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  1. kjvbible1611

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    I have several newspapers stored as pdf's. I want to copy the text from a few articles and place them in a word file. The only problem is that the when I try to copy, the highlighted area stretches across all the columns on the page. Is there any way I can extract the text one column at a time?

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    These files are protect so you can not do what you want to do.
    If you can zoom to the area that you want to copy, then you can do a screen shot, of that area and save it as a image. Then most of the current OCR programs will work with most any image.
     
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