I'm not exactly sure how to word this so I will do my best.
For my job we have binders of PDFs and we export that data to a spreadsheet.
When we do this export we only need ONE section of text on that pdf file. It's pretty much a title. Each page has a title. The binder usually contains 500+ pages.
The usual process of what we do is we select that text via text recognition and then paste it into an excel spreadsheet and rinse and repeat as we scroll through pages.
Is there ANY way we can select that same box of text through every page?
(Also, we cannot select all the text within the binder because there is a lot of info that is not needed so we end up having to sort through a bunch of cryptic text)
Also I'm using Acrobat XI 11.0.19
This kind of task is possible to automate using a custom-made script.
The way I envision it is you would create a comment or a text field over the area you want to extract on one page and then the script will use the dimensions of that object to process the rest of the pages in the file, and will output the results (to a console window or even a text file) when done.
I've developed similar tools in the past for my clients, so if you're interested in hiring someone to develop something like that for you, feel free to contact me privately at try6767 at gmail.com and we'll discuss it further.