I guess you could search for the word minus in the base document before
converting as a work around. Seems silly that they do that substitution
really but if you have much to extract this thing seems to work like a
charm. I do a lot of road race and cross country results with it and it
is amazing. Find minus and a word or two before or after with a clip,
build an array and turn all but those back into minus signs perhaps?
Here is an example of how I use it with a notetab clip to do mass data
extraction and it is flawless.
I used it to extract results listed here:
and it took about 30 minutes which is pretty darned good I think.
On 7/5/2011 9:46 AM, John Shotsky wrote:
> That would only be 112 copies and pastes for one of my documents. Just a little easier to 'Save As' 'Text'. Besides,
> this thread was about pdf to text exporting that retained column information. Most PDF tools can actually save text, but
> most of them don't do it very well. A-PDF would be perfect, except for its glaring text error of spelling out the word
> 'minus' instead of producing a '-'. Their feedback is that they don't have an earlier version, and they don't have an
> update. In other words minusminus they aren't going to fix it any time soon.