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Formatting text?

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posted on May, 28 2010 @ 09:49 PM
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I have text that I copied from a PDF, but the text retains the page formatting. Ive tried everything, special pdf-to-text converters, copying the text into word/notepad/wordpad/internet, adjusting formatting in word, but nothing works. Breaks still remain between the pages and between each line in the ext, like in the pdf. I want to turn it into one big chunk of text. Is there any way to do this?




posted on May, 28 2010 @ 10:18 PM
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a search for "pdf to text" turns up a lot of free software that can convert your pdf into a text file.




Easy PDF to Text Converter can extract text from pdf files -- it does NOT need Adobe Acrobat software. Easy PDF to Text Converter processes at very high speed and you can convert multiple pdf files to text files at one time.


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posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:09 AM
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Ive tried that, works fine, but it leaves page formatting in place.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 03:53 AM
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try some of these, maybe one of them will do accomplish what you want.

Remove Cliboard Formatting

PureText

Plain Text Utility

good luck

How to remove unwanted formatting from text

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[edit on 5.29.10 by toreishi]



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 07:41 AM
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I usually do that in word, by doing a search and replace.

If you want to get rid of page breaks, for example, you can search for ^m and replace it with nothing.

Don't forget to click the "more" button and look into the "special" drop-down list to see all the options.

PS: the names may be a little different, I just translated them from the Portuguese version.



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