moderated Re: Jeff Lukacsena: question on Adobe

Bill White

Hi, Curtis and Gerald. I don't think much of the Save as Text option in the file menu of Adobe Acrobat DC. On some of my documents, once I convert the pdf to text, each word of the converted text file is on a new line. The pdf did not read this way, with each word on a separate line.


What I do instead is this,


1. Make sure Adobe Acrobat is set to read the entire document.

2. Open the pdf in Adobe Acrobat DC.

3. Once all the text is displayed, press CONTROL plus A to select the entire text.

4. Copy selected text to the clipboard with CONTROL plus C.

5. Close the document.

6. Open a blank text file in Notepad.

7. Paste the text residing on the clipboard into the blank document, and save it.

8. Voila! you have converted your pdf into a readable text file.


Bill White




From: [] On Behalf Of Curtis Chong
Sent: Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:06 PM
Subject: Re: Jeff Lukacsena: question on Adobe


Hello Jeff:


In Acrobat Reader DC, there is a save as text button in the file menu. At least, I see that button in the version I am running, which should be the most recent.




Curtis Chong


From: <> On Behalf Of Jeff Lukacsena
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2021 12:54 PM
Subject: Jeff Lukacsena: question on Adobe


Hi List,

I have a quick question on Adobe.

I am able to open PDF, but I cannot seem to save them as text files, so I can edit them.

There is a Save As button on the file menu. But it only seems to save the files as PDF.

Anyone know how to change this.




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