Opening and Working with Your Document

The PDF Table Extractor provides tools that allow you to view and inspect your document and its pages.

You can perform the following:

Opening a document

Open a document using one of the following methods:

  • From the Start page, click Open Data > PDF & Text > PDF Table Extractor > Get Data. Use the standard Open dialog box to locate your document and open it.

  • From the Prepare window, click Add > PDF & Text > PDF Table Extractor > Get Data. Use the standard Open dialog box to locate your document and open it.

  • In PDF Table Extractor, select BROWSE  from the Application Menu. Use the standard Open dialog box to locate your document and open it.

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You may load more than one document in one session, but you can only extract and import tables from one document at a time.

To work with a document, select it from the drop-down list.

To remove a document, click on the X icon beside it.

 

Zooming in on parts of the document

Zoom in or out of a document to view parts of the document more easily. Sometimes you need to zoom-in to read a table.

  1. Use the page zoom control, at the bottom right corner of the Document Panel, to zoom in or out of a specific area of the page:

     

    Do one of the following:

    • Drag the slider to right to increase the zoom.

    • Drag the slider to the left to decrease the zoom.

    • Use the -/+ buttons to zoom incrementally.

  2. Scroll the page as needed to locate the area you want to view.

 

Fitting the page width or height to the display area

Fit the document page width in the display area to read the document easily. Fit the document page height in the display area to view the entire document.

To do so, click one of the buttons at the bottom right corner of the Document Panel to fit your document to the page:

 

 

Going to a specific page

You can go to a specific page of your document by doing one of the following:

  • Use the page navigators at the top of the interface.

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    To use the page controls:

    • Click the arrow keys to go to the  first, last, previous, or next page.

    • Enter a page number and hit Enter to go to a specific page.

  • Use the page thumbnails at the right of the interface.

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    Use thumbnails (i.e., small versions of the document pages) to look for a specific page.

    To use thumbnails:

    1. Use the scroll bar at the right of the thumbnail panel to scroll through the pages. Use the arrow at the top left of the thumbnail panel to show or hide the panel

    2. Click the thumbnail to display the page on the main work area.

Hiding graphical elements

Hiding graphic elements in the document  can help you in two ways:

  • It helps the data stand out and makes the pages readable

  • It helps you determine which tables can be defined by PDF Table Extractor. Note that data displayed as graphic elements cannot  be extracted.

Check the Hide Graphics box to hide all graphic elements in the document.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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