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Question regarding .pdf files

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Xander, Apr 10, 2004.

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  1. Xander

    Xander Thread Starter

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    I have some Adobe .pdf files I want to be able to copy/paste into a text editor so I can alter what's in it. I dunno if I'm just being dense, but I can't seem to figure out how to get this to work. Anyone have experience with these things?
     
  2. arachno

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    if the pdf's not encrypted - you could use a "PDF2TEXT" convertor

    A google search will give you its download location

    Arachno
     
  3. jbcalg

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    you could try this online converter , then work with the html

    or use the TEXT button to select the text you want to copy

    note: neither method will work if the pdf is copy protected or otherwise secured by the author
     

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  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I have a PDF output print driver installed on my system, so I can print anything to a PDF, which is fully editable. Perhaps that's a way to go? You can also use GhostScript, a free package that will read PDF files and convert them to the format of your choosing.
     
  5. Big-K

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    If you download Acrobat reader, open the file, and go to the file menu and click 'export document to text', that should do it for you.
     
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