I am unable to Save As to Plain Text. Need to convert PDF to Plain text. I can Save As Word, but I need to save as plain text.
When it converts and the new text file is opened it is empty.
If you are using Acrobat 10 or 11 Pro try using "Recognize Text" -- on this file.
Maybe the document was scanned. A scanned document does not contain any text, it is just a picture. Recognize text will do Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on the document and then you can save as text. You will have to watch for errors in the OCR. Sometimes it has difficulty discerning the characters.
Sorry, I have a cross as a cursor (I did not choose that it is just there) and when I select I get a blue mask that draws a box around the selection. I Copy and when I Paste into Notepad or Word it is empty. So it is not copying to the Clipboard?
This may be the answer for why it was not working. I do not know which are scanned and which are not. So I tried another and the comvert to text worked. So it must be one that was not scanned.
Is there a way to check to see if it is a scanned doc when you first open it?
So you are saying recognize text did work and the page was scanned?
The only way to check is by doing what you have already done--trying to select the text, or trying to use recognize text. Recognize text will not work if there is any text on the page at all -- even a page number.
In Mac Version and may be same in PC version, If the font is one the computer doesn't have or or happens to be defective You may not be able to see the text. Even if the text is their. Whether PC or Mac choose select all to select all text in document Try a Different Font. If this is the case the in Mac you need to use FontBook to Repair the font, or remove defective font. IN PC's if you have a similar feature, do so.