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Old 06. Nov 2016, 02:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
Joe A.TT
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Originally Posted by Melita-s View Post
The files come in .pdf and some other formats as well (last week I got some files in .tif format).
It's possible you may have another problem here. I say so because pdf files can sometimes be pictures of text rather than the actual text itself. If that is the case, you won't be able to highlight and copy text from the pdf. In the case of tif files, they are definitely pictures of text. If it's really important to you, you can use an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program to generate a text file. You should be aware though that OCR is not an exact science and OCR text will have inaccuracies here and there.
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