Can I keep the formatting intact while pasting the matter in MS Word from pdf
Thread poster: chopra_2002

chopra_2002  Identity Verified
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Aug 4, 2004

Sometimes, I need to copy the matter from a pdf file and paste it in a new MS Word file. I am able to do so but the entire formatting gets disturbed. For example, at times, the text at the bottom of pdf file goes to the top of the Word file! So, I have to rearrange the whole matter by consulting the pdf file which consumes a great deal of time.

Is there any way out of this problem? Can the formatting be kept intact and undisturbed?

[Edited at 2004-08-04 14:06]


 

Natalie  Identity Verified
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Moving the topic Aug 4, 2004

to Office applications

 

LindaMcM  Identity Verified
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Just an idea... Aug 4, 2004

What if you first save the pdf file as a Word document? Maybe it's at least a bit easier...

 

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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That's a feature of Acrobat Aug 4, 2004

I use the column select tool for copying textparts into Word. But even then there are problems, paragraphs can change place and fi or fl are represented as "."
When copying whole pages from pdf use Abbyy Finereader. That's reliable.
Cheers!
Heinrich


 

Fuad Yahya  Identity Verified
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An OCR tool will help Aug 4, 2004

ScanSoft has various products ranging from $50.00 to $500.00 (cheaper on eBay) that will produce a Word file from a PDF file. You can then copy and paste from a Word file to a Word file.

 

chopra_2002  Identity Verified
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Thank you Aug 5, 2004

Many thanks to all of you for your useful tips and suggesions.

 


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