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Old June 2nd, 2010, 03:52 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Stewart[_5_]
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I have just bought a new camera and the instructions are printed (on screen)
in Adobe Reader; there are 104 pages.
I wish to copy the pages I need in to a word document and then modify and
print what I want.
Is there any way I can use Word 2007 to do this?
I remember reading that Word has an OCR capability but do not know if this
would work from the Adobe Reader screen.
Thank you.

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Old June 2nd, 2010, 04:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
JoAnn Paules [MVP]
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Did you try simply highlighlighting the text you want, copy and paste it
into Word?

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Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



"Stewart" wrote in message
...
I have just bought a new camera and the instructions are printed (on
screen) in Adobe Reader; there are 104 pages.
I wish to copy the pages I need in to a word document and then modify and
print what I want.
Is there any way I can use Word 2007 to do this?
I remember reading that Word has an OCR capability but do not know if this
would work from the Adobe Reader screen.
Thank you.



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Old June 2nd, 2010, 04:14 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Terry Farrell
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If you use the AR (Adobe Reader) print as a booklet. It prints two pages on each side of a single sheet of A4/Letter paper to create a booklet. That's 104/4 = 26 pages. So why not save the time and print a booklet from AR?

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"Stewart" wrote in message ...
I have just bought a new camera and the instructions are printed (on screen)
in Adobe Reader; there are 104 pages.
I wish to copy the pages I need in to a word document and then modify and
print what I want.
Is there any way I can use Word 2007 to do this?
I remember reading that Word has an OCR capability but do not know if this
would work from the Adobe Reader screen.
Thank you.

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Old June 2nd, 2010, 04:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Jay Freedman
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If that particular file allows it (which depends on how the instruction file
was created), you can click the Tools menu in Adobe Reader, click Select &
Zoom, and click Select Tool. The mouse cursor should become an I-beam when
positioned over the text area, and you can drag it across & down to select
text and pictures. Press Ctrl+C to copy the selection, switch to a Word
document, and paste.

OCR probably won't be necessary, because the copied text should paste as
editable text. The formatting may be different, though.

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Stewart wrote:
I have just bought a new camera and the instructions are printed (on
screen) in Adobe Reader; there are 104 pages.
I wish to copy the pages I need in to a word document and then modify
and print what I want.
Is there any way I can use Word 2007 to do this?
I remember reading that Word has an OCR capability but do not know if
this would work from the Adobe Reader screen.
Thank you.



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Old June 2nd, 2010, 05:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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To add to what the others have said, although you can certainly print the
entire manual as a booklet or copy selected text to a Word document, have
you considered just printing specific pages of the PDF through Adobe Reader?

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Stewart" wrote in message
...
I have just bought a new camera and the instructions are printed (on
screen) in Adobe Reader; there are 104 pages.
I wish to copy the pages I need in to a word document and then modify and
print what I want.
Is there any way I can use Word 2007 to do this?
I remember reading that Word has an OCR capability but do not know if this
would work from the Adobe Reader screen.
Thank you.


  #6  
Old June 2nd, 2010, 08:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Stewart[_5_]
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The Panasonic instruction manual is security protected and will not permit
me to copy however as you have suggested I can print the pages I want.
My idea of using "Word" was to condense the parts that I wanted and have a
small compact note to go in the camera pouch.
Thanks again.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
To add to what the others have said, although you can certainly print the
entire manual as a booklet or copy selected text to a Word document, have
you considered just printing specific pages of the PDF through Adobe
Reader?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Stewart" wrote in message
...
I have just bought a new camera and the instructions are printed (on
screen) in Adobe Reader; there are 104 pages.
I wish to copy the pages I need in to a word document and then modify and
print what I want.
Is there any way I can use Word 2007 to do this?
I remember reading that Word has an OCR capability but do not know if
this would work from the Adobe Reader screen.
Thank you.


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Old June 2nd, 2010, 09:04 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Dave Symes
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Default adobe reader

In article , Stewart
wrote:
The Panasonic instruction manual is security protected and will not
permit me to copy however as you have suggested I can print the pages I
want. My idea of using "Word" was to condense the parts that I wanted
and have a small compact note to go in the camera pouch. Thanks again.


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
To add to what the others have said, although you can certainly print
the entire manual as a booklet or copy selected text to a Word
document, have you considered just printing specific pages of the PDF
through Adobe Reader?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Stewart" wrote in message
...
I have just bought a new camera and the instructions are printed (on
screen) in Adobe Reader; there are 104 pages. I wish to copy the pages
I need in to a word document and then modify and print what I want.
Is there any way I can use Word 2007 to do this? I remember reading
that Word has an OCR capability but do not know if this would work
from the Adobe Reader screen. Thank you.


A couple of things to consider...
Something like Serif's PagePlus X4 can import a lot of PDFs and Edit them.

Does your printer dialogue not have various options to print to a scale of
some sort, like multiple pages per sheet etc...?

Dave

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Old June 2nd, 2010, 09:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default adobe reader

I was going to suggest the same thing; in addition to the booklet printing
that Terry mentioned, it is possible to scale pages down.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Dave Symes" wrote in message
...
In article , Stewart
wrote:
The Panasonic instruction manual is security protected and will not
permit me to copy however as you have suggested I can print the pages I
want. My idea of using "Word" was to condense the parts that I wanted
and have a small compact note to go in the camera pouch. Thanks again.


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
To add to what the others have said, although you can certainly print
the entire manual as a booklet or copy selected text to a Word
document, have you considered just printing specific pages of the PDF
through Adobe Reader?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Stewart" wrote in message
...
I have just bought a new camera and the instructions are printed (on
screen) in Adobe Reader; there are 104 pages. I wish to copy the pages
I need in to a word document and then modify and print what I want.
Is there any way I can use Word 2007 to do this? I remember reading
that Word has an OCR capability but do not know if this would work
from the Adobe Reader screen. Thank you.


A couple of things to consider...
Something like Serif's PagePlus X4 can import a lot of PDFs and Edit them.

Does your printer dialogue not have various options to print to a scale of
some sort, like multiple pages per sheet etc...?

Dave

--

Dave Triffid


  #9  
Old June 3rd, 2010, 03:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
JoAnn Paules [MVP]
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Default adobe reader

What about using screenshots, use OCR, and then convert to Word?

--
JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



"Stewart" wrote in message
...
The Panasonic instruction manual is security protected and will not permit
me to copy however as you have suggested I can print the pages I want.
My idea of using "Word" was to condense the parts that I wanted and have a
small compact note to go in the camera pouch.
Thanks again.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
To add to what the others have said, although you can certainly print the
entire manual as a booklet or copy selected text to a Word document, have
you considered just printing specific pages of the PDF through Adobe
Reader?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Stewart" wrote in message
...
I have just bought a new camera and the instructions are printed (on
screen) in Adobe Reader; there are 104 pages.
I wish to copy the pages I need in to a word document and then modify
and print what I want.
Is there any way I can use Word 2007 to do this?
I remember reading that Word has an OCR capability but do not know if
this would work from the Adobe Reader screen.
Thank you.




  #10  
Old June 3rd, 2010, 03:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
JoAnn Paules [MVP]
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Posts: 5,489
Default adobe reader

Out of curiosity (and because I enjoy a challenge), what model camera? Let
me see how long it takes me to throw in the towel. ;-)

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JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



"Stewart" wrote in message
...
I have just bought a new camera and the instructions are printed (on
screen) in Adobe Reader; there are 104 pages.
I wish to copy the pages I need in to a word document and then modify and
print what I want.
Is there any way I can use Word 2007 to do this?
I remember reading that Word has an OCR capability but do not know if this
would work from the Adobe Reader screen.
Thank you.



 




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