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Cannot select text to highlight it

Post by samz » Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:25 pm

Hello,

I downloaded the menu PDF file from this restaurant website : https://www.lasalmoneria.it/menu/

and I cannot select text to highlight it. Xodo 7.1.3 PDF viewer for Android can do it (select text and highlight selection), but not PDF X-CHANGE EDITOR 9.0.3.

The content does not look like to be a pixel image because the characters shape is still curved (not pixelated) when I zoom to maximum value, and anyway, Xodo can select the text and highlight the selection.

How to select text to highlight it using PDF X-CHANGE EDITOR 9.0.3?

Question 2: how to remove the background image (salmons) to reduce the file size?

Thanks in advance and regards,
Sam

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Re: Cannot select text to highlight it

Post by Willy Van Nuffel » Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:37 pm

1) The (English) PDF consists of multiple images:
Click the View-ribbon > Panes > Content, and click the tiny triangle before a given page to see the content

What you can do, to make it possible to highlight text, is apply OCR (that you can find in the Convert-ribbon).

2) To remove the background of a page:
In the Home-ribbon, click Edit > All content, then click somewhere near the border of the page
You will see a colored rectangle around the page. Press the "Delete"-key on your keyboard.

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Re: Cannot select text to highlight it

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:26 pm

Hello, Thanks again Willy!

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Re: Cannot select text to highlight it

Post by humam2104 » Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:58 am

PDFXChange offers their enhanced OCR for free with their latest version. You should be able to get a good OCR converted Text.
Honestly, these people are the best in terms of customer service.

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Re: Cannot select text to highlight it

Post by samz » Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:28 am

Thanks a lot Willy, I solved my problem following your clear explanation.

But, after removing all background salmons images and text images converted/left by the ORC tool, the PDF file size is not lighter, but the same size or even a little heavier. Even if I "Save as a new file". Why?

Please Daniel, can you add 2 options in the OCR tool popup:
  • a check box to remove automatically the converted image(s)
  • a color palette to choose the new text color, including an option "same as text image"
Thanks in advance and regards,
Sam
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Re: Cannot select text to highlight it  SOLVED

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:23 am

Hello, samz

The "Enhanced OCR" function does already offer the ability to directly create editable text from an image based page, this includes retaining the original text color during the process, Likewise, we offer a "fine page content" option, which should remove unnecessary page content, leaving you with only the OCRed output, and perhaps a few images which OCR text could not be located inside of.
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In many cases the Fine page content option will also result in a reduction of file size as well, but in cases where that does not help, you can use the "Save as optimized" function to strip extraneous data from the document. This option is available under the File menu.

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Re: Cannot select text to highlight it

Post by samz » Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:31 pm

Hello Daniel,

I saw this dropdown menu in the Output Options, but I did not read carefully its content. Sorry.

Problem solved. Thanks a lot :)

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Cannot select text to highlight it

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:53 pm

:)
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