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Post by Ray(in England) » Sat Jul 24, 2004 1:47 pm

Dear All,
How can I copy those pdf docs. on the Nasa aeronautics declassfied site on to a floppy diskette?.
It never 'takes' when I try to copy it as plain text, so I can take it home to print on my word processor.
Thanks, Ray.

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Post by Mike Kirney » Sat Jul 24, 2004 2:47 pm

Download the PDF to your hard drive, then right click on the saved file and click "Send To...3.5 Inch Floppy".
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non printable stuff

Post by Al Belli » Sat Jul 24, 2004 5:22 pm

When all else fails I take a " screen shot " ( alt+print screen ) and paste it into a MS- Word document, manipulate it for readability, and then print it.

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Post by Bruno Ogorelec » Sat Jul 24, 2004 5:40 pm

I hate pdf. I hate pdf. I hate pdf.

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Post by Mike Everman » Sat Jul 24, 2004 6:24 pm

Your computer stores a copy of the pdf temporarily when you view it, mine can be found in

C:\Documents and Settings\everman\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

Go there while it's still open, and sort by date. You'll see it and be able to copy it.

Often times the site will let you look but not save, but it's simple to get around this way, most times.
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Post by Tom » Sat Jul 24, 2004 10:18 pm

brunoogorelec wrote:I hate pdf. I hate pdf. I hate pdf.
We know! Now stop being childish : oP

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Post by Mike Everman » Sun Jul 25, 2004 6:09 am

Ray, has any of this helped? I am pretty sure you were having trouble saving the pdf, when the save option is disabled on the pdf reader.

Steven, I'm pretty sure Ray knows how to copy a file, but you never know! got enough instances of pulse-jets.com going?
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Post by Bruno Ogorelec » Sun Jul 25, 2004 8:38 am

also, I see a copy of an old, old paper by me on the 'acvp' engine. It is safe to delete. There's nothing that paper can tell you anymore that's useful.

The Albion Boys in England have pushed it in one direction (not very similar to what's in the paper) and I have pushed it in another (again, not very similar to what's in the paper). What remains is just a historical curiosity.

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failed

Post by Ray(in England) » Thu Jul 29, 2004 3:13 pm

nothing worked.
I use public library computers, so have no control over their sys.
Seems pdf doc.are UNcopyable here in text format anyway.
Might be a sneaky way, but I don't know it.
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Post by Bruno Ogorelec » Thu Jul 29, 2004 3:16 pm

Most newer versions of pdf have the 'select text' option and you can copy and paste the selected amount of text to a notepad or word pad.

You can also select pictures and copy them to various graphic programs, but the quality often sucks.

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Post by flcn43 » Thu Jul 29, 2004 4:14 pm

You might want to try right-clicking on the link to the .pdf file and selecting "Save Target As" and then save it directly to your floppy, or to your hard drive then your floppy.

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PDF's

Post by Rescyou » Thu Jul 29, 2004 5:06 pm

When PDF's are scanned in they are essentially an image file like a picture. I would say anything published pre-1995 would be an image as these places probably find it easier to scan paper documents then flip/flop around like a beached whale trying to find the actual computer document files. Imagine try to read a shatload of punch cards from the 50's and extracting the data to a PDF, they only had typewriters back then as well so there probably isn't anything digitally stored other what can be scanned from paper. Because they are images you cannot export the text you see as text, but as a picture only. If you are looking to extract text from scanned docs you're gonna have to run them through OCR software to extract it.

Post-1995 stuff is more likely to be produced directly from computer data and as such should be able to be "text" copied.

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Post by Mike Everman » Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:59 pm

I tried the text select in Adobe Acrobat on the typed NACA tm 1131, and it is doing OCR, but poorly:

Part I - Inf’lLMnceof’the form o; the jet tube, cf’the effective
cross-sectional area of the valves, Of l.oakine~sin the valves, adL
of tke speed of’f’li~k.ton the mmie of ope~ation or the ?yl.lse-jet tube
and on z118ratio of the a.moLmtof charge indL1.ced for the second.cycle
to the stzndard char~a pm tulateiifor the first cycle.
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Thanks

Post by Ray(in England) » Mon Aug 02, 2004 2:57 pm

Thanks to you, Mike Everman.
You seem to have explained why the old NACA reports won't copy as a text file.
Ray.

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Rescyou

Post by Ray(in England) » Mon Aug 02, 2004 3:01 pm

Apologies to you,Rescyou.
I made the error of attributing your initial explaination to Mike, who tried a fancy optical reading progr. on the 'photos'.
Ray.

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