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OCR'd text: when copied from Nitro and pasted into editor, results in double copies of the text

evan nelson

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evan nelson

I frequently need to include large quotes from text in PDFs within my wordprocessed documents. Often, when I OCR a page of text in NitroPro (Windows), and select the OCR'd text and copy, it then when I paste it in an editor, I get double copies of portions of the OCR'd text. For example:

"Mary had a little Mary had a lamb whose fleece whose fleece was white as snow."

This problem is true whether I paste the copied OCR'd text into Word, WordPerfect, or Notepad. 

It's a real nuisance! It seems to be document-specific: either an OCR'd document allows copy and paste with no problems, or a document will produce this odd double and triple text from any page that has been OCR'd.

Anybody found a solution for this?


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Allain Umailin

Hello @evan nelson,

Thank you for reaching out to us through our Community Forums and we sincerely apologize for the delay!

To assist you with this issue, could you please provide the following?:

-What build of Nitro PDF Pro are you working with? You can find this out by clicking on 'About Nitro Pro' under the Help tab (format is 13.XX.X.XXX, e.g. or you can go to Control Panel > Programs and Features under the Version column. 

-Does this happen with every file? If it's a single file, how was this file created and what software was used (e.g. from an external source like a website, from an email message, AutoCad converted-to-PDF files, Crystal Reports (ERP), FileOpen encrypted files, Adobe LiveCycle, Adobe Designer or an internal application/reporting tool)? 

You can check the document's property by going to the File tab and selecting Document Properties

Thank you very much in advance and I look forward to hearing back from you.

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