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Transfer text w/o Copy&Paste

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  • Transfer text w/o Copy&Paste

    Does anyone know of a software program that will allow you to use your courser or pointer to select text and have it automatically input that text into a Word or Excel document? Such that, if you had your screen split with a PDF document and Word you could "highlight" the text on the PDF and without using a Copy/Paste function have it appear on the Word document (some sort of OCR may also be necessary).

  • #2
    How about drag and drop?

    I just opened a pdf file on my left monitor and a blank Word doc on the right one.

    I highlighted a paragraph in the pdf doc, draged it on to the Word doc and the text transfered.


    • #3
      Was the PDF doc electronically created or a physical scan of another document?


      • #4
        I have not tried this yet but it looks promising.........

        AutoHotkey is a free, open-source utility for Windows. With it, you can:
        Automate almost anything by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks. You can write a mouse or keyboard macro by hand or use the macro recorder.

        From the web document : AutoHotkey - Free Mouse and Keyboard Macro Program with Hotkeys and AutoText