WF5.1m7 - PDF extraction no longer possible
Thread poster: Sonja Tomaskovic (X)

Sonja Tomaskovic (X)  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 17:05
English to German
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Sep 30, 2005

Hello,

It's been a while since I had to extract text from a PDF. Previously, WF would detect PDF files in the background and start extracting the text.

I tried it with the latest release, however, Alt+Down does not start the extraction process.

Is that option no longer available?

Thanks,

Sonja


 

Ken Cox  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:05
German to English
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this may be a dumb question... Sep 30, 2005

because I've never used WF to extract text from a PDF document, but did you check whether the PDF document allows text extraction (look under File/Document Properties/Security)?

 

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 18:05
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
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This was an old function Sep 30, 2005

...but as far as I know it was already removed from Wf 4.xx
Did you look it up in the manual? Probably PlusTools has something for pdfs.
Regards
Heinrich


 

Marek Buchtel  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 17:05
Member (2005)
English to Czech
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Moved to PlusTools Sep 30, 2005

Hello Sonja,

The funcition has been moved to PlusTools. See the PT manual for details.

Regards

Marek


 

Sonja Tomaskovic (X)  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 17:05
English to German
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Thanks. Sep 30, 2005

I haven't followed the development of WF and PlusTools very closely during the last year, so I had no idea it was moved to PlusTools.

Thanks for your help.

Sonja

P.S.
Kenneth, yes, I can extract text from the PDF manually.


 


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