sorry if the message wasnt clear. what i need is a program which will recognise text when i grab an image of text from a pdf. i believe this used to be called OCR. Its just i need to use some text from a pdf file which will not allow the cursor to select passages of text and can only copy images to the clipboard. Is this any clearer. Thanks.
"need to use some text from a pdf file which will not allow the cursor to select passages of text and can only copy images to the clipboard" - in which case the file is probably protected/locked to stop just that very thing!
If the PDF isn't allowing you to select the text then all you can do is re-write it into Word yourself by manually typing it. Print out the PDF onto paper first - easier than switching between the PDF and Word.
thats what i guessed! i imagined that there may have been an easier way. shame tho because i got a new printer recently and consequently wiped all old printer software. in that bundle was a dated but moderately effective character reader. because the discs went with the printer the software is lost- cant even remember the name to trawl the recycle bin!!! cheers anyway all.