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Extract Text From the Created File

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This feature will create a separate text file containing all of the textual elements of your printed document. These text files are often paired with the output files when stored in archival systems to allow searching and retrieval of the files using textual data. By default all of the text extraction files are stored in the same directory with the same base name as the original document. For example, creating a PDF file with a base name of JanuaryMemo.pdf will also create a file JanuaryMemo.txt containing all the text in file.

The text extraction feature extracts as much text as it can from the printed document. This feature will not necessarily produce the same results as Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. Any text formatting is approximate and may not completely match your original document.

All text extractions settings are controlled through the profile.

Step by Step Instructions

1.Launch the PDF Image Printer Dashboard.

LaunchDashboard-PDF

 

2.Select "Edit & Create Profiles" to open Profile Manager.

3.Select "Add a profile" to create a personal profile, or create a copy of one of our system profiles.

4.Name the profile, add a description, and click Save.

5.On the Text Extractions tab, enable Create a text extraction file with each output file.

ExtractTextFromCreatedFile-PDF

 

6.Under Text Layout, select how to lay out the text in the file. The default layout, Physical, will try and match the format of the text in the original file as much as possible.

ExtractTextFromCreatedFileLayout-PDF

 

7.Under Text Encoding, select your desired text file encoding format.

ExtractTextFromCreatedFileEncoding-PDF

 

8.Click Save-Back, and close Profile Manager.

 

If you plan to use these settings regularly, you may wish to make this personal profile the default profile used by PDF Image Printer.

 

i.Select "Manage Printers" to open Printer Management.

i.Select the printer you wish to edit and use the Profile drop box to select your desired default profile.

ii.Select the Save icon to save changes.

iii.Select the Home icon to return to the Dashboard.

 

9.Close the Dashboard. Now when you print your document to PDF Image Printer, you will also create a text file with the textual contents of the original file.