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CaitlinY
Posts: 30
Registered: ‎12-25-2009
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PDF problem

I just imported some PDFs into nookstudy but am not able to take notes or highlight them. How do I fix this?

I tried searching but I can't get it to search the nookstudy board exclusively. Thanks!

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dddpppmmm
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎11-17-2009
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Re: PDF problem

What is the source of the PDFs?  They may be scanned images rather than text PDFs.

 

Documents made from a scanner function like images.   The scanner simply takes a picture of the document.   When a PDF is created from those scanned documents the PDF treats each page as one big image.  Any PDF viewer like acrobat or nookstudy will see the page as images not as text.  Thus you can not highlight the text because it is really an image.

 

Documents converted via a PDF extract (such as Adobe Distiller or Print to PDF on a Mac) capture the document as text and work fine in Nookstudy.

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TTUMommy
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Registered: ‎09-02-2010
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Re: PDF problem

So is there some way that we can convert the scanned files so that it reads them as text?

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Tontis
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Registered: ‎09-02-2010
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Re: PDF problem

"Documents converted via a PDF extract (such as Adobe Distiller or Print to PDF on a Mac) capture the document as text and work fine in Nookstudy."