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Utility to format text file into fixed width for Readme file

We have a number of plain text, MS word, and pdf documents that we want to be formatted in fixed width / fixed cols format in a plain text file, similar to many readmes found out in the wild. I have ...
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How search all pdfs in a folder and get a list of files containing the search entry

Using Adobe Reader, I can do an advanced search and find all the pdfs containing the search entry. However I can't seem to export text of the search results. I can highlight the names of the files ...
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How to print a 'flat' pdf from a text file in PDFCreator?

I want to print text documents to PDF but have the resulting text document be 'flat' i.e. it will not be possible to select any text in the pdf, the pdf will be as if it is an image. is this ...
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How to improve quality of PDF text files on Mac [closed]

I have a text document in PDF format, 200 pages, which I need to edit. I thought about doing OCR, but the quality is not really great, and OCR does not work well. Then I wonder whether I could somehow ...
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How do you copy-paste from PDF to google drive?

I have tried numerous times to copy and paste text from a PDF into Notepad or Google Drive and a bunch of random line breaks get added. How do you do it? I really don't want to instal a whole other ...
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Convert Writing to Text in PDF

I recently started using a LiveScribe pen. It basically allows me to write notes and then save them to my computer. While this is great, the notes are not actual text, but more like an image of the ...
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2answers
683 views

how to extract text from pdf with embedded subset fonts

Pdftotext of xpdf is working fine for normal embedded fonts file , but fails where embedded subsets fonts are there . Is there any workaround for this issue ?
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How can the data in this PDF be obtained in plain text?

In this file http://www.pnas.org/content/suppl/2010/12/10/1014060108.DCSupplemental/Appendix.pdf starting from page 5, a number of data rows are written. I need these rows in plain text format. How ...
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280 views

How to convert ANSI colored text to PDF

I have a program that generates console output colored with ANSI codes. How to convert it to PDF keeping the colors? I need a unixish command line solution
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3answers
1k views

Linux, how to search some text in a PDF File

I would like to search some text in a PDF file. For example, where is the word "go to" in my PDF? If you find it, what page is there? I find this command line : find /TEMP -name 'manu.pdf' -exec ...
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1answer
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Extract text from PDF with a right to left language

I'm trying to extract text from a PDF with right to left language, and the text is get is mirrored. This happens in Nitro Reader 2 and Adobe Reader. How can I do it so that the text extracted will be ...
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Make PDF tables able to be copied into Excel? (InDesign)

My organisation is publishing data tables, with these two design requirements: Must be a PDF to preserve our brand style and formatting, for people who want to print the tables themselves to use as ...
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PDF to text convertor

I'm looking for a "one-click" way of taking ANY PDF and converting it to plain text. Ideally on OSX or Linux. Ideally, the solution would include OCR functionality, but it need not necessarily. The ...
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1answer
319 views

Convert pdf to text ignoring structure

I am looking for a tool that can batch convert pdf to text I don't want the tool to try maintain any sort of structure just print line by line with spaces between words. All tools I have encountered ...
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1answer
808 views

How can I convert a PostScript file into a PDF where text can be selected?

I'm on a Mac. I need text to be selectable in applications such as Preview.app, so that I can highlight it. If I open the PS file directly in Preview, I cannot select text. I have already tried ...
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2answers
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Find text on an image

I want to be able to find text on the following awesome image and where the text is located in it. This is not the first time I stumbled upon such a challenge and probably many people have similar ...
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2answers
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cleaning up pdftotext font issues

I'm using pdftotext to make an ASCII version of a PDF document (made with LaTeX), because collaborators prefer a simple document in MS word. The plain text version I see looks good, but upon closer ...
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Text from pdftotext and alignment

I used texttopdf on linux to extract all the text from a multipage pdf, everything is fine, except that each page get a different alignment, although in the original pdf this is not the case, here is ...
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How to extract text from pdf in script on Linux?

On Linux - How to extract text from a .pdf in which text really is text, not a scanned image? I want something I can use on the command line / in a script, not interactively. (I don't want to convert ...
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Command line tool in Linux to Extract Text From Word, Excel , Powerpoint ? or Convert them to PDF?

Need help extracting text out of All of Office document types.. Or convert them to PDF as can easily extract using pdftotext. A Bash or Python Script would help too.
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Is it possible to remove ligatures from copied text?

I have a few PDFs that contain ligatures in the text (e.g., ff is combined into a single character, ff). Is there an easy way to remove them when copying the text from the PDF? (i.e., when I paste, ...
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Is there a freeware program for editing the text stream of PDFs?

PDFs are a great archive format for scanned images, but Acrobat does not allow you to edit the text layer of the document (the part that can copy and paste from) leaving you with just the raw OCR. Are ...
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1answer
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How to preserve paragraph breaks when text copy from PDF and paste into Notepad?

For example when I copy text from PDF which has paragraph breaks like this: xxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx x xxxx xx xxxx xxxx xxxxxxxxxxx x xxxxxxxx x x xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxx xxx ...
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PDF text case change problem

For example. in PDF it's The but when i copy to notepad it paste the . how to copy text with same case for example: ("the" is just for example) This is PDF The Superman xxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx ...
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Is it possible to get the text of a document being shown by the Flash Player?

I was searching for something, and found a document on a website. It is showing it using the Flash Player. When I wanted to save a copy by clicking "Download this document", it says needs to ...