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Old 07-22-2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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I have read the 'PDF' sticky and my situation was not addressed there. I am a novice with this tool and have done a couple of conversions. I have been somewhat satisfied with my results. However, I have now encountered a pdf file that converts strange. First, issue is that the file begins as a ~7 MB pdf file and ends up as an ~80 MB file after conversion. When I upload it to my Kindle Fire the results are not pages of text. They are pages of images, behaving not all that different than a pdf file. Thus, the Kindle features such as text-changing or dictionary word look-up are not possible. Can some one provide any tips on how to fix this?

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Old 07-22-2012, 10:04 PM   #2
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First, issue is that the file begins as a ~7 MB pdf file and ends up as an ~80 MB file after conversion. When I upload it to my Kindle Fire the results are not pages of text. They are pages of images, behaving not all that different than a pdf file.
You already figured this one out your original PDF was an image based PDF.

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Can some one provide any tips on how to fix this?
I'm not versed in this but I thought Adobe or some other software (ABBYY FineReader) would allow you to run the image based pdf through a Optical Character Recognition (OCR) program to convert it to rtf or text.

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Thnx 4 reply dwanthny. It looks like I will export the pdf to jpgs and use Ocr s/w to generate Word docs from these. What is my next step?
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Thnx 4 reply dwanthny. It looks like I will export the pdf to jpgs and use Ocr s/w to generate Word docs from these. What is my next step?
This isn't my area of expertise but I don't think you need to export to jpgs first. Hopefully someone with the experience will be by to lend a hand.
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