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I bought an ebook that I recieved in SPDF format. It works exactly like regular PDF files, but asks for a username and password before opening. Thats fine since I bought it and have those things. The enoying thing is that it doesn't allow ctrl-c, ctrl-v and it has some clever trick around print-screen. The book was delivered in 25 files, each pertaining to a chapter and I would to copy them all to Microsoft Word. Any ideas on how to copy?

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Not sure what a SPDF file does to adobe reader but click File > Save as Text and i guess if itl work change the extension to WPD or whatever word extension is. Not sure how images will work with this though

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Well I would have no idea on how to put into a Microsoft Word file but.. I know how to put it BACK into a .PDF file, now normally you would have to subscribe to adobe but with this program it lets you create .PDF's for free!

PDFCreator (Thanks LxP for the link and the knowledge):

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

Original post where the post was found:

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=16724

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Well I would have no idea on how to put into a Microsoft Word file but.. I know how to put it BACK into a .PDF file, now normally you would have to subscribe to adobe but with this program it lets you create .PDF's for free!

PDFCreator (Thanks LxP for the link and the knowledge):

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

Original post where the post was found:

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=16724

Having the SPDF print itself as a PDF is an amazingly creative idea. But when I tried it, an error message popped up saying print-to-files weren't allowed.

Great idea, but they took it into account.

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Try opening that file, then press Print Screen, paste into Paint, save to .bmp or something else and let ABBYY do the rest (it's an OCR program that reads all text from pictures). ABBYY is an amazing program, I scanned some book pages into my computer and it read everything perfectly.

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I bought an ebook that I recieved in SPDF format. It works exactly like regular PDF files, but asks for a username and password before opening. Thats fine since I bought it and have those things. The enoying thing is that it doesn't allow ctrl-c, ctrl-v and it has some clever trick around print-screen. The book was delivered in 25 files, each pertaining to a chapter and I would to copy them all to Microsoft Word. Any ideas on how to copy?

Interesting.. Are you using Adobe for viewing? I've used 3rd party PDF before and was able to copy/print and save a DRM enabled PDF that would normally be disallowed, have you tried foxit reader, you open a non-drm pdf, and then open the drm one and you can copy, select text. I think it was 1.3 that has this 'nice' gliche, probably fixed in newer versions though.


Don't bother, It's inside your monitor!------GUISetOnEvent should behave more like HotKeySet()

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You might have luck using the XPDF toolset to extract the text from the PDF file itself into a flat text file or HTML file. You can find it here:

http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/download.html

These CLI tools contain parameters that allow you to enter username and password as well. Check out 'pdftotext' specifically.

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