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extract text from pdf and paste it into an email body

extract text from pdf and paste it into an email body

extract text from pdf and paste it into an email body


I have been instructed to see if there is a way to extract specific portion of a text from a pdf document and automatically insertt into the body of an e-mail? This pdf document is created automatically by Crystal Reports and now the users want to email specific sections to different people.

I have looked at the forums but all of the alternatives include purchasing a third party application. I am wondering if there is any code to call the "copy text tool" in pdf to accomplish this. (all users have the reader 9.0)


Safa Egilmez


RE: extract text from pdf and paste it into an email body

If you've used the Paper Capture feature on the PDF (at least that's what it's called in my Acrobat Pro 6.0) to make the PDF searchable, then you should be able to block the text in Acrobat Reader and copy it to another document.

Since your documents are created with Crystal reports, you'll have to see what steps you might need to take on that end of the flow.

If you can't use Acrobat Pro or Standard for that, you might be able to get SnagIt licenses (priced reasonably in batches of 10) for the users to grab the blocks of text as images from the Acrobat Reader display, and paste those into the email.

Fred Wagner


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