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Can PDF files be saved as text


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#1 Bluie

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 03:49 PM

PDF is a Painfully Difficult Format. How can Adobe PDF documents be Opened with anything besides Adobe. Can they be exported or saved from .pdf format to any other?

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 05:28 PM

They can be saved as a .txt file and then copied and pasted to a word processor; however, much of the formatting is lost. The whole idea behind PDF files is they are somewhat "protected" documents, and because Adobe Acrobat Reader is not dependent on systems, these .pdf files can be read by just about anyone.
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