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Exporting comments from a PDF to text, Word or excel.

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I am trying to export comments made in a PDF for someone who hasn't got (and will not get) adobe acrobat. The datafiles are useless for me, I just need the comments as plain text together with page references. Is this impossible? I have tried to look at previous post on the topic here, but they are so old that the solutions aren't valid anymore. I have the latest versions installed.

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Exporting comments from a PDF to text, Word or excel.

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I am trying to export comments made in a PDF for someone who hasn't got (and will not get) adobe acrobat. The datafiles are useless for me, I just need the comments as plain text together with page references. Is this impossible? I have tried to look at previous post on the topic here, but they are so old that the solutions aren't valid anymore. I have the latest versions installed.

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I've created a (paid-for) tool that does it a long time ago, but it's still completely valid and will work with the current version of Acrobat. You can find it here: http://try67.blogspot.com/2008/11/acrobat-create-comments-summary-txt-pdf.html

 

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Okej, then that is one way to go, even if it might not be worth $60 in my case. But are you claiming that there is no built in function to do this at all? What is the point in being able to summarize comments otherwise? 

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The Comments Summary option produces only a PDF file and is very limited in how it can be customized.

My script can be customized to your exact needs, and can produce a PDF file or a text file, or a file that can be opened in Excel (like CSV or a tab-delimited text file). Contact me privately to discuss it further, please.

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