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  1. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    I'm looking for a program that will let me copy text from one pdf file to create another one? I'm still new to mac so I've got no idea what program to look at to do this. any help?
     
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    you can create a pdf from any program that can print, fire up word or pages and export to pdf, or even use the simple TextEdit program (file > export to pdf), if the program cant export to pdf you can always open up the print dialog, and export the page to pdf from there (button in bottom left).
     
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    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    I know that i can print to pdf what I need to to do take text from one pdf to another file, when I try and copy/paste not surprisingly it's all garbled
     
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    like how? is it a scanned document with bad ocr or what?
     
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    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    I coppied from a scanned PDF to a pages doc and not surprisingly the text didn't copy. What I'm trying to do is take excerpts out of a host of scanned pdfs and make another document out of them for quick reference. I was told that there was a way to do this with "fancy adobe" yes that's what was said but I don't know what level of computer skill this guy has and I doubt he uses macs. I know I'm not giving the best description ever but I'm not working with the best info ever
     
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    post a damn file
     
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    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    are you trying to get sections of a page or individual pages?

    with the latter, you might be able to just use preview
     
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    I use adobe acrobat, havn't found a file yet that it wouldn't work with. Post the file up.
     
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