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Remove text frames in word
Thread poster: Gillian Searl

Gillian Searl  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:29
Member (2004)
German to English
Mar 14, 2003

Hi all!

I\'ve got a 78 page document that was orginally in pdf format. I extracted it using Gemini and now have a word doc. The original pdf was in two columns and the word doc has maintained the text in the correct columns but the text is in numerous text boxes. You can remove the box by highlighting it, right clicking and choosing frame, delete frame - This then produces text that goes across the page, i.e. not in 2 columns. How can I remove all the text boxes in one go? If I then choose 2 columns will it mess up the whole thing which is my fear? What would you do? Simply translate in the text boxes? They won\'t provide the doc in another format - I already asked. Thanks for any advice you may have.


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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 11:29
Member (2003)
German to Dutch
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Try a macro? Mar 14, 2003

Try this macro on a copy of the file or use (a test version of) Wordfast to extract the PDF text to a DOC without text boxes.



Regards,

Gerard



Sub ExtractFromTextBoxes()

\'

\' Macro recorded by Yves Champollion

\'

Dim i As Integer, Boite As Shape, ThisDoc As Document



Set ThisDoc = ActiveDocument

Documents.Add



For Each Boite In ThisDoc.Shapes



If Boite.Type = msoGroup Then



For i = 1 To Boite.GroupItems.Count

With Boite.GroupItems(i).TextFrame

If .HasText Then

Selection.InsertAfter .TextRange

Selection.InsertParagraphAfter

Selection.Start = Selection.End

End If

End With

Next



Else



With Boite.TextFrame

If .HasText Then

Selection.InsertAfter .TextRange

Selection.InsertParagraphAfter

Selection.Start = Selection.End

End If

End With



End If



Next



End Sub


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Angelica Portales  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 04:29
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English to Spanish
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Deselect the "Retain Layout" checkbox Mar 14, 2003

Hi Gillian,



Before extracting text from your PDF, you can deselect Gemini\'s \"Retain Layout\" option to avoid creation of text frames in your resulting RTF file. That should do the trick!



HTH



Angélica

[ This Message was edited by:agportaleson2003-03-15 20:51]


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Ramón Esquivel  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 04:29
Member (2002)
English to Spanish
Try this Mar 15, 2003

Hi Gillian,



Open your document in Wordpad and save it as RTF.

Open it again in Word, and you won\'t see text boxes anymore.



Regards,



Ramon


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