4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 22, 2009 1:01 AM by Bill@VT RSS

    How to extract text in columns from a .pdf

    SoniaCB Community Member

      I have a .pdf document that is laid out in columns.  I have tried exporting to plain text, saving as a .doc file, and copy/paste-ing highlighted text.  In each case, the text comes out tangled.  That is, it reads a line across all three columns.  So the text from the three columns is tangled together and very tedious to separate and paste back into the correct order.

       

      I extract alot of text from .pdfs but have not run into this issue before.  Is there a way to fix it?