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Posted: 12/25/2005 4:17:08 PM EDT
How do I convert a .pdf file (stored in memory) to a plain text file for e-mailing?

Duh!

I cain't figger it out!

Merry Christmas!
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 4:23:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 4:23:22 PM EDT by SmilingBandit]
If the document lets you highlite the text then a copy/paste should work for you.

ETA: Or you could just e-mail the pdf.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 4:24:15 PM EDT
good luck.

Thats a big reason .pdf s are used is that its very hard to make it into plain text.

You might be able to find some program for it.


But your better of just sending the .pdf as an attachment in the email
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 4:24:43 PM EDT
The recipient is unsighted. I need to convert so that his braile machine can print it.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 4:25:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 4:25:45 PM EDT by ARDunstan]
In the Acrobat PDF viewer, select Tools, then select the Basic
submmenu, the Select tool which looks like a capital I.
Then copy-paste to your document.
That should do it.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 4:25:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 4:26:07 PM EDT by JBowles]
edit try the Above way
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 4:27:46 PM EDT
Click on "File" in the upper left corner, then select "Save as Text".
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 4:50:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
In the Acrobat PDF viewer, select Tools, then select the Basic
submmenu, the Select tool which looks like a capital I.
Then copy-paste to your document.
That should do it.



That worked. It took a while and removed all formatting including paragraphs etc., but it worked!

Thank you!

Merry Christmas!!
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 2:36:23 AM EDT
Just a note:
if the normal copy&paste feature is blocked or if the text you want is really an embedded image, then one can use Adobe Illustrator to open and edit the PDF. You can copy out protected text as well as export any original image files.
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