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Litigation Tech Tip: Clean Up Hard Returns From the Text of Scanned PDF Docs

When you copy text from a scanned Acrobat PDF, it often comes with hard returns. This post shows how to remove the hard returns using Microsoft Word.

find-replace ^pFor today’s litigation technology tip, I have a quick way to strip out unwanted hard returns from the text of Acrobat documents.

Litigators often need to copy text from the image of one document (e.g., from an opponent’s discovery response) and paste it into another document (e.g., a discovery motion). Unfortunately, copying text from a scanned Acrobat PDF will often copy unwanted hard returns. These hard returns mess with the formatting of your destination document.

To solve this problem, I take the following steps: (more…)

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