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I scanned in a hardcover book using neat.com ocr scanner
output is .pdf

Goal is to update (make new edition by adding words) to an old book


I can open pdf with adobe acrobat 11.0.06.70


great to read, but at top of every page is page number and chapter title
how can I eliminate text at the same location of every page
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by:John Hurst
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As per your prior post, it is probably better to convert the document to Word first (third party tool). Change (edit) the document and reconvert to PDF.
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but I will still need to eliminate page number and chapter title at the top of every page.

Easier to do in acrobat.
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by:John Hurst
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I think you will find it harder and more picky in Acrobat than in Word but then that is just my own view.
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I remember using an acrobat tool to select an area (top 10% of page) and replace with white space.
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by:John Hurst
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That may be so, but text around it will not be re-formatted so far as I know. Again, just my point of view, but I think using Acrobat to re-format and adjust text is probably messy.
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by:Dan Craciun
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There are professional plugins for Acrobat (like Quite Imposing) that can do what you want, but they are very expensive and overkill for your needs.
Just export the text to rtf, import it in Indesign and use the GREP find to remove your headers and footers.

HTH,
Dan
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Just export the text to rtf, import it in Indesign and use the GREP find to remove your headers and footers.
That solution is so difficult.
There are also 40 chapters.


http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/add-headers-footers-pdfs.html

is this how to remove headers and footers

(would a page number be a footer)
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That page shows how to delete headers and footers added by Acrobat 7 or later.
If your headers were not added by Acrobat, then Tools > Pages > Header & Footer > Remove won't do anything.

Resetting the layout for a scanned book is always labor intensive.
I had to do it a few times and the rtf way worked best for me.

YMMV.
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plugins and definition of footer/header

thanks
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