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Text tool not working?

Post by terrypin » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:41 pm

I scanned a document with an app called Scanner Pro on my iPhone. That exported to a PDF file on my PC (via Dropbox). I opened that in
PDF—XChange Viewer. But clicking the Text tool and dragging text to copy it to the clipboard does not work.

I tried an arbitrary old PDF and the text tool worked OK on that.

What am I missing please?

Terry, East Grinstead, UK

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Re: Text tool not working?

Post by claude vidal » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:22 pm

Check to see if that software didn't scan as an image then created a PDF out of that image.

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Re: Text tool not working?

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:00 pm

Hi guys,

Thanks Claude!

Terry: As Claude has intimated, scanners essentially just take a photo of a page, so there isn't actually any text information in the document, only an image of text. You'll need to use Document --> OCR Pages feature, will try to recognize characters and place that text information in the document.

HTH!
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Re: Text tool not working?

Post by terrypin » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:03 pm

Thanks both, understood.

Terry, East Grinstead, UK

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Re: Text tool not working?

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:12 am

No worries Terry!

Also, slight side note: I used to live just outside of East Grinstead (Turners Hill) many years ago, before I moved to Canada. Lovely place!
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