Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2013 4:10 PM (in response to Steppes)
Hi and welcome to Apple Support Communities
I can't see anything wrong with your workflow, it works ok for me. I think your problem may be that the pdf does not contain extractable text - it may have been rendered as a graphic. Without a copy of the pdf I can't check that, but have you tried opening the pdf and copying and pasting the text?
Also, have you tried the workflow with other pdfs?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2013 5:57 PM (in response to Steppes)
Hi and thank you for the welcome! You are right! That particular pdf was from a clipping made into a pdf. It's good to know that if I need something like that (a piece of information from a clipping), trying to extract text from it requires a different tool than the one I was trying to use.
Since it was not a long piece of information, I ended up typing it but I so wanted to extract it and not have to type it. The typing was faster than copying and pasting each piece of it into columns - *tedious."
Thanks so much!