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Search for a Number in the Schematic of a .PDF file

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Brad, Mar 28, 2009.

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  1. Brad

    Brad Guest


    Some of my SMs are .PDF files. Using Adobe V8, when I "Search"
    for "130" (eg. of a regulated B+ voltage), Adobe will not find it if it is
    in the schematic or block diagram.

    Does anyone know of a "tool" that can find numbers in a schematic
    in a .PDF file?

    Thanks in advance, Brad

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  2. Randy Day

    Randy Day Guest

    With some work, you could manually overlay the
    image with text labels.
    OCR software, but it's not an optimal solution.
  3. Guest

    If your "Adobe V8" is the full Adobe Acrobat Pro, then you're home
    free: Go to DOCUMENT>OCR TEXT RECOGNITION and follow the prompts. It
    will find everything that looks remotely like a number or letter. Be
    sure to save the "recognized" version of the document.

    If the "OCR..." button is grayed out...then your document is probably
    encrypted. Fix that then try again.

    If your "Adobe V8" is the reader, then you're out of luck. Find a
    *.pdf handler capable of doing what Acrobat Pro does...or buy the
    original (price is preposterous, BTW).
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