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ruhar
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Old July 8th, 2017, 12:32 AM
When I copy and paste from PDF into RW I sometimes have a problem with a word getting split. For example da mage instead of damage. I have full Acrobat and have looked at the document under Edit Text & Images and the text is all one block of text so as far as I can see I'm not copying from two different blocks of text. What causes this and how do I prevent it?
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Old July 8th, 2017, 01:41 AM
There isn't a whole lot you can do. PDFs don't know what words or paragraphs are; at most they know a group of characters were placed at one time using the same font parameters. The PDF viewers generally take their best guess at converting what you selected back into text as we know it.


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Old July 8th, 2017, 02:32 AM
Maybe only of little help:
I copy the data first into word, spellcheck and have it autocorrected and then move it to RW. A bit of a hassle of course

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Old July 8th, 2017, 02:43 AM
Also, not sure about the gritty details on an PDF, but when I scan from a book and create an OCRed version of it, I have the option to place the "real text" that is used when you copy something out layered below the gaphical representation of the same text.

So, though the text looks like "damage" it could still be stored within the PDF as "da mage".

Also you could try different PDF Readers. I like foxit.

Also helping someitmes when copying data that is split within the pdf into separate blocks, just mark smaller parts before copying them out to get the correct order of the paragraphs and texts.

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