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Re: Copying text from a protected pdf file



On 9/15/05, Paul Smith <phhs80 gmail com> wrote:
> On 9/15/05, Leonard Isham <leonard isham gmail com> wrote:
> > > I have got a pdf file, whose text I would like to copy to a word
> > > processor. However, it seems to be protected, as when I copy and paste
> > > a piece of text from there into a word processor, I only see garbage.
> > > Is there some way of getting clean text from the pdf file?
> >
> > Try "printing" it to another unprotected PDF file and do the copy and
> > paste from there. YMMV
> 
> Thanks, Leonard. Do you mean that I should try to print to a ps file
> and then converting the output to a pdf file? I do not quite
> understand what you mean by «Try "printing" it to another unprotected
> PDF».

The exact process depends on what you ahve available.  Except for
servers I'm stuck in Windows and use a PDF Printdriver to print
anything to a PDF.

-- 
Leonard Isham, CISSP 
Ostendo non ostento.


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