Question regarding .pdf files

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Xander

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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?
 
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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
 
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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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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.
 
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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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