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06-13-2006, 11:08 AM
Does anyone know of a software program that will allow you to use your courser or pointer to select text and have it automatically input that text into a Word or Excel document? Such that, if you had your screen split with a PDF document and Word you could "highlight" the text on the PDF and without using a Copy/Paste function have it appear on the Word document (some sort of OCR may also be necessary).
06-13-2006, 11:49 AM
How about drag and drop?
I just opened a pdf file on my left monitor and a blank Word doc on the right one.
I highlighted a paragraph in the pdf doc, draged it on to the Word doc and the text transfered.
06-13-2006, 12:20 PM
Was the PDF doc electronically created or a physical scan of another document?
06-14-2006, 05:50 AM
I have not tried this yet but it looks promising.........
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