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ruhar
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Old May 3rd, 2017, 08:26 PM
I'm sure a lot of you figured this out but for those who haven't I'm going to share a EUREKA.

When you have a table that you want to copy from a document and paste to a table in a snippet this hint will make your life easier. Copy one column from the document and paste it into your snippet. I use the unformatted text paste so each row is on a separate line. Then highlight the text you want and drag it to the appropriate cell.

This made my night so much easier and now I won't dread the future tables...as much.
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Old May 4th, 2017, 04:56 AM
I use microsoft word as a middle man...

Copy entire table from pdf
Paste into word
massage table to look correct (I have two table styles I setup which makes the entire process about 2 mins start to finish)
select the entire table in word
copy
paste into realmworks (no special paste - just plain old ctl-v)

Boom - table looks correct. Here is an example of the finished product.

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Old May 4th, 2017, 07:45 AM
That sounds even better but what about the font? I hate the default font and size so I always change it for every realm I work on.
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Old May 4th, 2017, 08:09 AM
You can hold alt while copying in Adobe reader to only copy what you select. Aka a single column. This let's you paste into excel in a way that a broken table can be quickly put back together.

Also... I use excel instead of word.

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Old May 4th, 2017, 02:11 PM
Thanks daplunk.
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Old May 5th, 2017, 10:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by daplunk View Post
You can hold alt while copying in Adobe reader to only copy what you select. Aka a single column. This let's you paste into excel in a way that a broken table can be quickly put back together.

Also... I use excel instead of word.


Jinkies! I had no idea about the Alt-Select function in Adobe reader. That's a game changer!

Hat's off to daplunk for the tip!
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Old May 5th, 2017, 11:40 AM
Didn't come from me but I will happily share it forward.

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Old May 6th, 2017, 03:10 PM
I have been using OneNote lately. It has a feature that allows you to paste an image of text into a note, then right click the image and copy out the text.

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