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Pulling text from a PDF Image

What is the best way to approach this situation.

I captured an image in Lotus Notes using Snagit 8 and saved it as a PDF file.  I want to pull the text from the PDF image so I can manipulate it using Word or Excel.  The whole image is just a box filled with lines of text.  I will post the image, if possible, after I submit this question

Copy and paste leads to some funny output.  Please advise

Thank You

Mike    
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themrrobertCommented:
OCR Software, Abby finereader  is good.

I'll look for free ones,

these programs load many types of image files including pdfs and can pull the text out into word/excel/etc.
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themrrobertCommented:
Captured using Abbyy Finereader 10 / abby screenreader
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themrrobertCommented:
As you can see its not 100% perfect in all circumstances, but it will make your life easier

I was actually surprised it didn't get that line, I thought it would.
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themrrobertCommented:
Free ocr online: simply upload your image and it will get you the text

http://www.free-ocr.com/
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BulldogMikeAuthor Commented:
Very Helpful
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