Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 18:53:01 -0700
Reply-To: Richard <richard.hockey@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Richard <richard.hockey@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Reading PDF Files into SAS
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On Apr 2, 3:56 am, procconte...@GMAIL.COM (SAS_learner) wrote:
> hello Mona,
> What are you trying to Grab from the PDF, Is it reading variables from CRF
> or some other document ?? In the Past(3 Years ago ) I has very similar
> Problem with no third part tools I had to work around it. The Place where I
> worked had complete PDF installed on my computer.
> So accidentally what I found is when you use either Snap or Edit tool
> select the area in PDF and double click on it would copy it self to Excel
> file and use it from there.
> At this time I have converted the PDF to .Txt file ( To do that PDF needs
> the security thing turned off while creating them other wise you can't save
> the PDF to any other Format File that what somebody told me). Even after
> converting the file to .Txt I was cross checking .Txt File back to .Pdf and
> found a very weired things. Found out that some text was missing at random
> in .Txt file .. So end up in going page by page check and had to Update that
> .Txt file.
> Or you can try one more thing You can open the PDF and try to Print it to
> File as some microsoft readable file format and from there you can save it
> as .Txt File ( but this might screw up the structure of the document )
> Well this Just .00005 cents.
> Good luck with your task in Hand.
> On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 11:55 AM, Mona <k_monal...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Thanks Matt and Nat. But when I try to save the PDF to text , nothing gets
> > saved , the text file is totally empty. May be I am doing something wrong.
> > Not Sure.
> > Thanks again for the ideas.
There are a number of free and commercial products that can be used to
convert pdf files to excel which may do the trick!