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Upper and lowercase

Community Beginner ,
Mar 21, 2024 Mar 21, 2024

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Hi there. 

I'm trying to export an pdf. Everytime I export, the letters that are written in capitals randomly go from lowercase and uppercase when I copy the text from the pdf and onto Notepad.

I've tried to force the letters to be capitals by typing them in with caps lock activated - and the problem still occurs. 

 

Does anyone know how to fix this? 

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Community Expert ,
Mar 21, 2024 Mar 21, 2024

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What does this have to do with InDesign and why are you copy/pasting from the PDF which is never reliable?

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 21, 2024 Mar 21, 2024

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I'm working in Indesign. It seems there is some setting in my document that does this bug - because if I copy the text(including paragraph styles) into another new document - the problem is not there. 

The reason I'm copying this from pdf, is because the pdf-file needs to be tagged in India - this is a financial report. 

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Mar 21, 2024 Mar 21, 2024

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The reason I'm copying this from pdf, is because the pdf-file needs to be tagged in India - this is a financial report. 


By @Petra25030098qmmv

 

What do you mean?

 

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Mar 21, 2024 Mar 21, 2024

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Regardless, it's a limitation of copy/paste from PDF. You never know what you're going to get and again, nothing to do with InDesign.

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Regardless, it's a limitation of copy/paste from PDF. You never know what you're going to get and again, nothing to do with InDesign.


By @BobLevine

 

I'm just trying to understand what OP is really trying to achieve - so maybe there is an option of doing it directly in the InDesign.

 

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My reply was meant for the OP. None of this makes any sense. Copying text from a PDF has never been reliable.

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Mar 21, 2024 Mar 21, 2024

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Why are you saying this has nothing to do with InDesign? It's where the problem occurs. 

My client is copying from the pdf - because he is making an iXBRL-file from the PDF. That is why. 

 

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My client is copying from the pdf - because he is making an iXBRL-file from the PDF. That is why. 

 

By @Petra25030098qmmv

 

Why not do it directly from InDesign?

 

You will of course need custom XML exporting tool ... been there, done that.

 

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I'm just need to know why my document is doing that. It does not make sence that it randomly generates Upper and Lowercase. 

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Mar 21, 2024 Mar 21, 2024

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You are having a problem doing something that has always been a problem. Stop copying text from a PDF. There is no way to know why this is happening and since the original InDesign file is available doing this is the only thing that makes no sense.

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I don't think you have understood what I'm trying to say

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Mar 21, 2024 Mar 21, 2024

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Well, I could easily say the same and since you refuse to explain anything, I'll just leave you to your devices.

Good luck.

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I don't think you have understood what I'm trying to say


By @Petra25030098qmmv

 

You are trying to extract text from a "by product" instead from the source. 

 

If you would like to know exactly why you've this mixup - you would've to share INDD file. 

 

What I suspect - in InDesign someone entered text as mix of upper and lower cases - and used AllCaps formatting - local or Char/ParaStyle.

So it displays "correctly" but internally - it's a mix. 

 

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