LISTSERV at the University of Georgia
Menubar Imagemap
Home Browse Manage Request Manuals Register
Previous messageNext messagePrevious in topicNext in topicPrevious by same authorNext by same authorPrevious page (April 2009, week 1)Back to main SAS-L pageJoin or leave SAS-L (or change settings)ReplyPost a new messageSearchProportional fontNon-proportional font
Date:         Wed, 1 Apr 2009 18:53:01 -0700
Reply-To:     Richard <>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Richard <>
Subject:      Re: Reading PDF Files into SAS
Comments: To:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

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. > > thanks > SL > > On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 11:55 AM, Mona <> 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! R

Back to: Top of message | Previous page | Main SAS-L page