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Cannot Save as Plain Text

Dec 13, 2012 9:49 PM

Tags: #text #exportpdf #acrobat_xi

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.

Jill

 
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    Dec 13, 2012 11:58 PM   in reply to mizjil

    Are you able to select text in the PDF and copy it, or does nothing happen when you try to select text?

     
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    Dec 14, 2012 6:56 AM   in reply to mizjil

    Save as the word file. Thechoose Save As... and save as Txt (or Text) file (depends upon whether your using a Mac or PC.

     
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    Dec 14, 2012 9:13 AM   in reply to mizjil

    Please answer my question too, thanks.

     
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    Dec 14, 2012 9:24 AM   in reply to mizjil

    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.

     
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    Dec 14, 2012 10:01 AM   in reply to mizjil

    Sounds like you have a scanned document as mentioned above.

     
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    Dec 14, 2012 10:27 AM   in reply to mizjil

    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. 

     
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    Dec 14, 2012 2:04 PM   in reply to mizjil

    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.

     
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