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From "Niall Martin" <>
Subject Re: Software assistance needed
Date Tue, 07 Aug 2012 09:12:12 GMT
For dealing with PDFs I use thee Foxit reader which has a facility to show the underlying plain
which you can then highlight and copy.

Best wishes

On 6 Aug 2012 at 13:13, Nancy Rothwell wrote:

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From:	Nancy Rothwell <>
Subject:	Software assistance needed
Date sent:	Mon, 6 Aug 2012 13:13:44 -0700

> Hi.  I have a Mac OS X  version 10.7.4 and I just successfully
> downloaded OpenOffice thru my web browser Safari.  (I need to edit a
> PDF file, that is why I downloaded OpenOffice)).
> My problem:  I can't get it to work.  When I attempt to open my PDF
> file in OpenOffice the text shows up as gobbledygook!  Not sure what I
> am doing wrong.  I am not a "techie" so I need patient hand holding. 
> I am following a specific How To edit a PDF file (found off internet)
> with OpenOffice and here are the steps and my status:
>  1.  "After installing OpenOffice run the PDF Import Extension"   not
>  sure I did that right.
>  2.  "Next, open OpenOffice Draw"     I could do that OK
>  3.  "Once open, browse to the PDF file you want to edit and open the
>  file"  I did this but the document was gobbledygook.
> I basically need to delete sections of my current PDF file, so it
> should be simple huh?  Any advice you can give me would be
> appreciated.  Thanks,   Nancy in Seattle

Niall Martin
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