Welcome to WikiWirral, sharing is what we do best.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,000,564
Topics73,993
Members12,513
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs37
Most Online7,831
Apr 8th, 2013
Who's Online Now
83 registered members (11kendo, 14 invisible), 1,433 guests, and206 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
381 smart tv
New General Forums
Been around, but I like it.
by venice. 22nd Jan 2018 12:40pm
Rubbish calls
by venice. 22nd Jan 2018 11:58am
Xmas just gome now Easter
by keef666. 20th Jan 2018 2:49pm
Happy Birthday
by RUDEBOX. 18th Jan 2018 12:13am
New Wirral History
Ellesmere Port town centre redevelopment?
by yoller. 5th Jan 2018 5:12pm
Lunts Cake Factory on Hoylake Rd.
by jeffappleyard. 22nd Dec 2017 8:30pm
Brook St Birkenhead
by chris7777. 27th Jun 2014 11:46am
Wirral History. 1860 - 1960...
by johnsonjl. 12th Aug 2012 10:21pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
War memorial, Flaybrick Cemetery, today
clipper yachts arriving for round the world race
Topic Replies
Major Electrical Disaster - Birkenhead
by diggingdeeper. 22nd Jan 2018 2:07pm
Sliding mirrored wardrobe doors
by spgb1a. 22nd Jan 2018 12:17pm
Puppy Incubator
by rocks. 22nd Jan 2018 9:48am
Knitted blankets for charities?
by Greenwood. 22nd Jan 2018 8:50am
My Account
by Mark. 21st Jan 2018 8:34pm
New Forums Software
by Mark. 21st Jan 2018 8:08pm
Follow Lists
by Mark. 21st Jan 2018 7:38pm
OLD CRT TV`s TAKEN FREE
by delta6. 21st Jan 2018 7:26pm
Dancing on Ice
by cools. 21st Jan 2018 7:13pm
January
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
British Ironworks Centre Oswestry
by Greenwood. 19th Jan 2018 9:23am
Local History Fair 2018
by Greenwood. 19th Jan 2018 9:16am
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
getting text from a pdf #698768
3rd Jun 2012 2:06pm
3rd Jun 2012 2:06pm
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,028
Birkenhead
derekdwc Online content OP

Forum Veteran
derekdwc  Online Content OP

Forum Veteran
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,028
Birkenhead
Iam trying to get some text from some free street directories that are pdf but it seems to get a bit jumbled.Is there any free or cheap progs that will do it clearly?
example of my effort by highlight text - copy - paste into notepad

Travis Johti, 41 and 43, George street
HOSIERS.
(See Haberdashers.)
HOTELS, INNS, AND TAVERNS.
ABBOTSFORD HOTEL, (Robert Craig,) Victoria road,
Seaeombe .
ADEtP'ii HI/TEL, (Morgan Scott,) 1, Rose brae
AimuN HOTH.L, (Chas. S. fielding,) Albion street,
Now Blight on
Andrews .Jobu, Queen's Arms, Stirarton m. Oxton
AHBEI HorfL, (John Morton,) 86, Camden street,
and 1, Beckwith street
Astbury William, Plough Inn, 48, Somerville at
Atkinson Thomas, Shrewsbury Arms, Olaughton
fire, Oxton hill
Austin James, Clarendon Hotel, 36, Watson street,
and 45, St. Anne street
Balie Willitim, Sooton Inn, Hooton
Ball John, Green-lodge Hotaf, Hoylake
B>ill John, JUT). Ito/ial Hotel, Hoylako
Banks William, Cma'i and Horses, Moreton
Barker Joseph, 0<w h and Horses, Greasby
Barlow Geo. Biaoft Horse, Hfiswell-cum-Oldfteld

Attached Files 1861 mawdsely.jpg
Google Ads
Re: getting text from a pdf [Re: derekdwc] #698772
3rd Jun 2012 2:15pm
3rd Jun 2012 2:15pm
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 7,956
tranmere
B
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran
bert1  Offline

Wiki Veteran
B
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 7,956
tranmere
I think and I'm sure one of the experts will know better, save to Adobe reader X and convert to word or wherever.


God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.
Re: getting text from a pdf [Re: derekdwc] #698787
3rd Jun 2012 3:46pm
3rd Jun 2012 3:46pm
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,620
some where else
C
Clive Offline
Forum Master
Clive  Offline
Forum Master
C
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,620
some where else
Originally Posted by derekdwc
Iam trying to get some text from some free street directories that are pdf but it seems to get a bit jumbled.Is there any free or cheap progs that will do it clearly?
example of my effort by highlight text - copy - paste into notepad

Travis Johti, 41 and 43, George street
HOSIERS.
(See Haberdashers.)
HOTELS, INNS, AND TAVERNS.
ABBOTSFORD HOTEL, (Robert Craig,) Victoria road,
Seaeombe .
ADEtP'ii HI/TEL, (Morgan Scott,) 1, Rose brae
AimuN HOTH.L, (Chas. S. fielding,) Albion street,
Now Blight on
Andrews .Jobu, Queen's Arms, Stirarton m. Oxton
AHBEI HorfL, (John Morton,) 86, Camden street,
and 1, Beckwith street
Astbury William, Plough Inn, 48, Somerville at
Atkinson Thomas, Shrewsbury Arms, Olaughton
fire, Oxton hill
Austin James, Clarendon Hotel, 36, Watson street,
and 45, St. Anne street
Balie Willitim, Sooton Inn, Hooton
Ball John, Green-lodge Hotaf, Hoylake
B>ill John, JUT). Ito/ial Hotel, Hoylako
Banks William, Cma'i and Horses, Moreton
Barker Joseph, 0<w h and Horses, Greasby
Barlow Geo. Biaoft Horse, Hfiswell-cum-Oldfteld
Try http://www.pdfonline.com/pdf-to-word-converter/


. . .
Re: getting text from a pdf [Re: derekdwc] #699567
6th Jun 2012 7:19pm
6th Jun 2012 7:19pm
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,858
Oxton
Gibbo Online content
Forum Addict
Gibbo  Online Content
Forum Addict
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,858
Oxton
You could then try loading the text file into Excel. Import it and it should give you the choice of identifying the character to put the text into columns.

Choose "space".


Moderated by  Mark 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
My Account
by Mark. 21st Jan 2018 8:34pm
Follow Lists
by Mark. 21st Jan 2018 3:48pm
Knitted blankets for charities?
by Greenwood. 21st Jan 2018 3:30pm
RIP Jim Rodford (Zombies/Kinks)
by diggingdeeper. 21st Jan 2018 10:52am
What is happening next to Central Library?
by Littlebear. 19th Jan 2018 11:46pm
For Sale & Free
Vax hoover
by madrob. 21st Jan 2018 3:06pm
Sliding mirrored wardrobe doors
by spgb1a. 21st Jan 2018 12:02pm
Puppy Incubator
by rocks. 20th Jan 2018 8:43pm
Barracuda Boy's 24 X Jibe Alloy 18-speed Cycle
by ynwa96. 20th Jan 2018 3:01pm
Mirror cam. Car camera fits on mirror.
by spider. 20th Jan 2018 1:13pm
Member Spotlight
eggandchips
eggandchips
wallasey
Posts: 2,454
Joined: November 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
hangman, Stephboyd, Lillibet57, OzScouser, Bluenoze
12513 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Knitted blankets for charities?
by Greenwood. 21st Jan 2018 3:30pm
What is happening next to Central Library?
by Littlebear. 19th Jan 2018 11:46pm
Local History Fair 2018
by RUDEBOX. 18th Jan 2018 7:20pm
British Ironworks Centre Oswestry
by fish5133. 14th Jan 2018 11:53pm
Tranmere Rovers carbooty
by assassin. 13th Jan 2018 3:21pm
News : New Topics
Major Electrical Disaster - Birkenhead
by diggingdeeper. 18th Jan 2018 1:12pm
RIP Bella Emberg
by Norton. 13th Jan 2018 4:40pm
4 bridges completion delay
by pacef8. 11th Jan 2018 7:00pm
Mount pleasant road, wallasey
by Ardneil. 11th Jan 2018 10:45am
Brexit payment
by venice. 10th Jan 2018 2:56pm
New Enthusiast Forums
RIP Jim Rodford (Zombies/Kinks)
by diggingdeeper. 21st Jan 2018 10:52am
Help with Humax
by muzzy2. 18th Jan 2018 10:02am
smart tv
by eggandchips. 17th Jan 2018 2:43pm
Pets Meds Online
by venice. 16th Jan 2018 11:54am
AdultSwine malware
by assassin. 15th Jan 2018 9:05pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 8:11am
Sunset Mon 4:36pm
Local Time Mon 2:10pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1