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David Myers
Da'anzho Apache, (in the immortal words of Yogi Berra, You can look it up)

 

It's prob'ly been ten year since I logged in, maybe longer, so I tried to
register, BUT . my email is already in use, so I tried to log in, BUT . the
two most common user names I use weren't recognized, BUT . you don't have a
link to email me my username upon some further identification.

 

Let me ask what I want to know.  I wrote a 425 page novel 30 years ago
before computers that almost got published, BUT . merger mania intervened,
and those editors were offed.  Staples converted it to PDF.  Adobe
supposedly converted that to Word, BUT . only the first 14 pages are
editable, and eve they had every kind of typographical reconfiguration like
bunching words together, some of which I could space apart, others I had to
paste and redo, as well as 50 megaspaces between words on every page that I
had to backarrow.  

                The rest reverts to Picture Tools in purple above the task
bar with that insidious cross of theirs everywhere I move the cursor, like
the target fixture in a sub periscope screen, aiming to blow up my whole
document AND Word with it.

 

I don't recall seeing Apache Word or Writing or Office as an option in the
Adobe export menu.  IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO, SO I CAN EDIT MY OLD
NOVEL?

 

Thanks.

 

David Myers

631-724-5675

[hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>    

 

 

 

 

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Re: Can't Log In to Support Forum

Rory O'Farrell
On Sun, 22 Sep 2019 08:02:28 -0400
"David Myers" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Da'anzho Apache, (in the immortal words of Yogi Berra, You can look it up)
>
>  
>
> It's prob'ly been ten year since I logged in, maybe longer, so I tried to
> register, BUT . my email is already in use, so I tried to log in, BUT . the
> two most common user names I use weren't recognized, BUT . you don't have a
> link to email me my username upon some further identification.
>
>  
>
> Let me ask what I want to know.  I wrote a 425 page novel 30 years ago
> before computers that almost got published, BUT . merger mania intervened,
> and those editors were offed.  Staples converted it to PDF.  Adobe
> supposedly converted that to Word, BUT . only the first 14 pages are
> editable, and eve they had every kind of typographical reconfiguration like
> bunching words together, some of which I could space apart, others I had to
> paste and redo, as well as 50 megaspaces between words on every page that I
> had to backarrow.  
>
>                 The rest reverts to Picture Tools in purple above the task
> bar with that insidious cross of theirs everywhere I move the cursor, like
> the target fixture in a sub periscope screen, aiming to blow up my whole
> document AND Word with it.
>
>  
>
> I don't recall seeing Apache Word or Writing or Office as an option in the
> Adobe export menu.  IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO, SO I CAN EDIT MY OLD
> NOVEL?
>
>  
>
> Thanks.
>
>  
>
> David Myers
>
> 631-724-5675
>
> [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>    
>
>
 
You need to pass it through an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program to convert it back to text; such programs often came (still come) with scanners.  The very best are commercial applications but there are some free-/share-ware that will take a PDF file and recognise its text.  Accuracy is variable, but with a good OCR application about 98%; careful proofreading of the recognised text will be required.

On several occasions I have successfully used an OCR program called Tesseract, driven by gImageReader as a frontend.  Whether these are available for your operating system I cannot say, but some Internet searching on your part should esxtablish their availability.


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Re: Can't Log In to Support Forum

Rory O'Farrell
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On Sun, 22 Sep 2019 08:02:28 -0400
"David Myers" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Da'anzho Apache, (in the immortal words of Yogi Berra, You can look it up)
>
>  
>
> It's prob'ly been ten year since I logged in, maybe longer, so I tried to
> register, BUT . my email is already in use, so I tried to log in, BUT . the
> two most common user names I use weren't recognized, BUT . you don't have a
> link to email me my username upon some further identification.
>
>  
>
> Let me ask what I want to know.  I wrote a 425 page novel 30 years ago
> before computers that almost got published, BUT . merger mania intervened,
> and those editors were offed.  Staples converted it to PDF.  Adobe
> supposedly converted that to Word, BUT . only the first 14 pages are
> editable, and eve they had every kind of typographical reconfiguration like
> bunching words together, some of which I could space apart, others I had to
> paste and redo, as well as 50 megaspaces between words on every page that I
> had to backarrow.  
>
>                 The rest reverts to Picture Tools in purple above the task
> bar with that insidious cross of theirs everywhere I move the cursor, like
> the target fixture in a sub periscope screen, aiming to blow up my whole
> document AND Word with it.
>
>  
>
> I don't recall seeing Apache Word or Writing or Office as an option in the
> Adobe export menu.  IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO, SO I CAN EDIT MY OLD
> NOVEL?
>
>  
>
> Thanks.
>
>  
>
> David Myers
>
> 631-724-5675
>
> [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>    

This posting gives information on how to obtain access to an older Forum account
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=527

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Re: Can't Log In to Support Forum

Rory O'Farrell
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On Sun, 22 Sep 2019 08:02:28 -0400
"David Myers" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Da'anzho Apache, (in the immortal words of Yogi Berra, You can look it up)
>
>  
>
> It's prob'ly been ten year since I logged in, maybe longer, so I tried to
> register, BUT . my email is already in use, so I tried to log in, BUT . the
> two most common user names I use weren't recognized, BUT . you don't have a
> link to email me my username upon some further identification.
>
>  
>
> Let me ask what I want to know.  I wrote a 425 page novel 30 years ago
> before computers that almost got published, BUT . merger mania intervened,
> and those editors were offed.  Staples converted it to PDF.  Adobe
> supposedly converted that to Word, BUT . only the first 14 pages are
> editable, and eve they had every kind of typographical reconfiguration like
> bunching words together, some of which I could space apart, others I had to
> paste and redo, as well as 50 megaspaces between words on every page that I
> had to backarrow.  
>
>                 The rest reverts to Picture Tools in purple above the task
> bar with that insidious cross of theirs everywhere I move the cursor, like
> the target fixture in a sub periscope screen, aiming to blow up my whole
> document AND Word with it.
>
>  
>
> I don't recall seeing Apache Word or Writing or Office as an option in the
> Adobe export menu.  IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO, SO I CAN EDIT MY OLD
> NOVEL?
>
>  
>
> Thanks.
>
>  
>
> David Myers
>
> 631-724-5675
>
> [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>    

This posting gives information on how to obtain access to an older Forum account
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=527

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Re: Can't Log In to Support Forum

Dave Fisher-3
If all that you want to do is retrieve the text then you should look into Apache Tika. It’s a programmers tool that does text extraction including OCR of PDF.

Tika.apache.org/

Regards,
Dave

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> On Sep 22, 2019, at 6:16 AM, Rory O'Farrell <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Copy to unsubscribed poster:
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> On Sun, 22 Sep 2019 08:02:28 -0400
> "David Myers" <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Da'anzho Apache, (in the immortal words of Yogi Berra, You can look it up)
>>
>>
>>
>> It's prob'ly been ten year since I logged in, maybe longer, so I tried to
>> register, BUT . my email is already in use, so I tried to log in, BUT . the
>> two most common user names I use weren't recognized, BUT . you don't have a
>> link to email me my username upon some further identification.
>>
>>
>>
>> Let me ask what I want to know.  I wrote a 425 page novel 30 years ago
>> before computers that almost got published, BUT . merger mania intervened,
>> and those editors were offed.  Staples converted it to PDF.  Adobe
>> supposedly converted that to Word, BUT . only the first 14 pages are
>> editable, and eve they had every kind of typographical reconfiguration like
>> bunching words together, some of which I could space apart, others I had to
>> paste and redo, as well as 50 megaspaces between words on every page that I
>> had to backarrow.  
>>
>>                The rest reverts to Picture Tools in purple above the task
>> bar with that insidious cross of theirs everywhere I move the cursor, like
>> the target fixture in a sub periscope screen, aiming to blow up my whole
>> document AND Word with it.
>>
>>
>>
>> I don't recall seeing Apache Word or Writing or Office as an option in the
>> Adobe export menu.  IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO, SO I CAN EDIT MY OLD
>> NOVEL?
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>>
>>
>> David Myers
>>
>> 631-724-5675
>>
>> [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>    
>
> This posting gives information on how to obtain access to an older Forum account
> https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=527
>
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> Rory O'Farrell <[hidden email]>
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Re: Can't Log In to Support Forum

Rory O'Farrell
On Sun, 22 Sep 2019 06:32:28 -0700
Dave Fisher <[hidden email]> wrote:

> If all that you want to do is retrieve the text then you should look into Apache Tika. It’s a programmers tool that does text extraction including OCR of PDF.
>
> Tika.apache.org/
>
> Regards,
> Dave


One can also use the free online service of www.zamzar.com, which will take a PDF and convert to .odt  (or other) formats

Rory

>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Sep 22, 2019, at 6:16 AM, Rory O'Farrell <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> > Copy to unsubscribed poster:
> >
> > On Sun, 22 Sep 2019 08:02:28 -0400
> > "David Myers" <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> >> Da'anzho Apache, (in the immortal words of Yogi Berra, You can look it up)
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> It's prob'ly been ten year since I logged in, maybe longer, so I tried to
> >> register, BUT . my email is already in use, so I tried to log in, BUT . the
> >> two most common user names I use weren't recognized, BUT . you don't have a
> >> link to email me my username upon some further identification.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Let me ask what I want to know.  I wrote a 425 page novel 30 years ago
> >> before computers that almost got published, BUT . merger mania intervened,
> >> and those editors were offed.  Staples converted it to PDF.  Adobe
> >> supposedly converted that to Word, BUT . only the first 14 pages are
> >> editable, and eve they had every kind of typographical reconfiguration like
> >> bunching words together, some of which I could space apart, others I had to
> >> paste and redo, as well as 50 megaspaces between words on every page that I
> >> had to backarrow.  
> >>
> >>                The rest reverts to Picture Tools in purple above the task
> >> bar with that insidious cross of theirs everywhere I move the cursor, like
> >> the target fixture in a sub periscope screen, aiming to blow up my whole
> >> document AND Word with it.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I don't recall seeing Apache Word or Writing or Office as an option in the
> >> Adobe export menu.  IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO, SO I CAN EDIT MY OLD
> >> NOVEL?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Thanks.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> David Myers
> >>
> >> 631-724-5675
> >>
> >> [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>    
> >
> > This posting gives information on how to obtain access to an older Forum account
> > https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=527
> >
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Re: Can't Log In to Support Forum

Hagar Delest-2
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For the record, username provided (privately) to OP (last login in 2013).

Hagar

Le 22/09/2019 à 14:02, David Myers a écrit :

> Da'anzho Apache, (in the immortal words of Yogi Berra, You can look it up)
>
>  
>
> It's prob'ly been ten year since I logged in, maybe longer, so I tried to
> register, BUT . my email is already in use, so I tried to log in, BUT . the
> two most common user names I use weren't recognized, BUT . you don't have a
> link to email me my username upon some further identification.
>
>  
>
> Let me ask what I want to know.  I wrote a 425 page novel 30 years ago
> before computers that almost got published, BUT . merger mania intervened,
> and those editors were offed.  Staples converted it to PDF.  Adobe
> supposedly converted that to Word, BUT . only the first 14 pages are
> editable, and eve they had every kind of typographical reconfiguration like
> bunching words together, some of which I could space apart, others I had to
> paste and redo, as well as 50 megaspaces between words on every page that I
> had to backarrow.
>
>                  The rest reverts to Picture Tools in purple above the task
> bar with that insidious cross of theirs everywhere I move the cursor, like
> the target fixture in a sub periscope screen, aiming to blow up my whole
> document AND Word with it.
>
>  
>
> I don't recall seeing Apache Word or Writing or Office as an option in the
> Adobe export menu.  IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO, SO I CAN EDIT MY OLD
> NOVEL?
>
>  
>
> Thanks.
>
>  
>
> David Myers
>
> 631-724-5675
>
> [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>
>
>  
>
>  
>
>  
>
>  
>
>


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