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Old 11-26-2007, 06:48 PM   #1
PatrickNew
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Recover text from pdf


I know this is a bit of a long shot, but where OpenOffice has an "export to pdf" button, is there any way to reverse the process? I have a paper typed and the pdf is on my laptop, but the odt is on the hard drive of my desktop, which made an unholy grinding screaming noise on friday and died. I got the paper back with comments and can resubmit it for more credit if I retype it. Is there any way to get the odt back, or should I just start typing?
 
Old 11-26-2007, 07:47 PM   #2
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You should be able to select all the text from your pdf reader and then paste it back into OpenOffice.

There's also pdftotext.

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Old 11-27-2007, 12:46 AM   #3
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Haha, cut and paste. Wow, how did I miss that? Thanks.
 
  


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