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  • Started 1 year ago by amrinderminhas
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amrinderminhas
Posts: 59

Hi all,
There is this small problem i am encountering from some time back and i would like to share and take help of u brilliant guys sitting here.
When i am copying text from pdf and paste to word or excel or powerpoint, it gets paste well with same content what i have copied but the copied text is also in same paragraph format. I mean, If the text in pdf is in next line then it will be pasted in word/excel/powerpoint in next line only (as when changing paragraph we press enter key to start new line) although there is still space left on above line....
pic 1 is pdf format i copied:

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amrinderminhas
Posts: 59

pic 2 is pasted content in powerpoint

pic 3 is actually the format i need content to be pasted..(no new paragraph)

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amrinderminhas
Posts: 59

I hope the problem is well understood, I would like to get the text copied as in pic 3 without actually going to end line of each line and then pressing delete command to pick up the next line every time. Its the small portion of ebook i have shown as an example.....
Thanx....

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amrinderminhas
Posts: 59

kindly give me the answer.l.......

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gedstar
gedstar
Posts: 521

I was able to paste text from a pdf to powerpoint without any problem, although I did have to re-size the container that the text sits in e.g. Width and Height, using Office 2010.

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
Posts: 766

Try whs's post in this thread.

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whs
whs
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hArLtRoN, I think he has a different problem.

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SarahJames
SarahJames
Posts: 6581

When you paste the text there are several ways to paste it.
With and without format.
Try Paste > Keep text only.

You can even set that as the default way to paste :)

Hope this helps.

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amrinderminhas
Posts: 59

I have done that sir, but with same result as i have shown in previous figures.... The text is not being ditributed all over the line but comes in next line..(though there is space left to write text in previous line)...as shown in figure..

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vistual
vistual
Posts: 3135

have you tried pasting the text into notepad?
if not, paste it into notepad to see if theres any difference > make sure word wrap is enabled before you paste > and if it pastes the way you want it to - right click > select all > copy > then paste it into the other program to see if it remains the same.
just a thought. maybe worth a shot.

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amrinderminhas
Posts: 59

No in text format, the same thing is happening..
first pic is of pdf.
second is of text file

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amrinderminhas
Posts: 59

this is what happens in word file...(also see the empty spaces on right side of sentence in which i have to everytime put cursor on each right side and then press delete command to pick up the next word or sentence...)

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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

ctrl + j to justify. Or click justify.

You are set to Align to left at present.

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SarahJames
SarahJames
Posts: 6581

A bit of a workaround, but maybe this helps.
I use Metapad instead of Notepad and it has a lot of options to remove white space from text (particularly the last three options):

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Ruja
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You can paste the text in Microsoft Word, then go to "Home > Editing > Replace" at the rightmost of the toolbar (or simply CTRL+H), then search for "^p" (without quotes) and replace with a space. Click on Replace All and you should be done. But you might lose paragraphs if you remove endlines automatically. If a double endline is used between paragraphs, you can replace "^p^p" with "[PARAGRAPH]" first, then "^p" with " ", then "[PARAGRAPH]" with "^p".

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germ-x
germ-x
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Give this a try just to see if you need to change a setting in your Word formatting
http://www.pdfonline.com/pdf-to-word-converter/

EDIT:
http://download.cnet.com/Free-.....49566.html

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