Can I eliminate formatting?

Hi. I’m importing a whole bunch of .pdf stuff and they always come up with the pdf “enter” formatting in them. Can I eliminate that… I want to be able to extract the text to a new document without the old formatting???


What do you mean by “enter” formatting? Are these perhaps encrypted PDFs that can’t be opened without the correct password?

I turn a .pdf into a text file and after I do that it’s in the same format–i.e. columns or something, where it registers the “new lines” like when you hit “return” on the keyboard. I’m sure there’s a name for that but it’s not a new paragraph, it’s just a new line. So I’m hoping I can make the text so it doesn’t have that formatting… i.e. as if it had been written without anyone pressing the return button to register new lines. Am I making any sense? Probably not.

An Example:

I want the text to run on and on and on and on and on INSTEAD
like this
pressing the

Sorry for being so confusing in my description.

That’s a somewhat frustrating artifact of text conversion from PDF. There’s nothing DEVONtechnologies can do about it.

But select all of the text, then choose Services > Format > Reformat. That will get rid of all the extra line endings. Unfortunately, it will also get rid of line endings that should separate paragraphs, as well.