PDF in Personal Book Compiler - any help?

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Bishop Salamat Khokhar | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jan 27 2014 5:07 AM

Hi friends,  Is there any possibility to use PDF directly in PBB instead of converting it to Word document?   Please help.

Thanks

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 5:14 AM

Hi Salamat

Bishop Salamat Khokhar:
Is there any possibility to use PDF directly in PBB instead of converting it to Word document? 

No - the PBB compiler requires a .docx input file

Graham

Edit: Changed to read "PBB compiler" as opposed to "PDF compiler"

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Timothy Brown | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 6:16 AM

That is, the PBB compiler.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 7:00 AM

Timothy Brown:

That is, the PBB compiler.

That would be much betterEmbarrassed

I've edited my original note to correct this.

Thanks

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Paul-C | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 7:18 AM

Shouldn't it be:

The PBB (Personal Book Builder)

or

The PB Compiler (Personal Book Compiler)?

Personal Book Builder Compiler seems a bit verbose! Big Smile

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 8:32 AM

Paul-C:

Shouldn't it be:

The PBB (Personal Book Builder)

or

The PB Compiler (Personal Book Compiler)?

Personal Book Builder Compiler seems a bit verbose! Big Smile



YES! :)

I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed this haha.

I try to make sure I always type "PB" when speaking of a resource and PBB when speaking of the resource compiler... PB compiler is ok too...

But Personal Book Builder Compiler seems not quite right. ;)

To each their own I suppose.

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Bishop Salamat Khokhar | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 8:44 AM

Sir,  often pics, maps  and especially the Hebrew and Greek is lost in converting PDF to .docx 

Any solution (software) to help with that?    I have been using Omnipage 18

Thanks  everyone for your input.

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 9:05 AM

I usually use Microsoft Word to convert the file to .docx. Depending on how the pictures were embedded in the PDF you may have more work to do. As I recall one needs to save the image from the docx to the computer, then open in an image editor, and save as a .bmp then re-embed into the .docx.

For the Hebrew and Greek - you might need to change the font. I do not remember the name of the font needed, but I'm sure some searching would turn up the answer.

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Timothy Brown | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 9:09 AM

abondservant:

But Personal Book Builder Compiler seems not quite right. ;)

The corrector stands corrected. :)

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 9:49 AM

abondservant:

I usually use Microsoft Word to convert the file to .docx. Depending on how the pictures were embedded in the PDF you may have more work to do. As I recall one needs to save the image from the docx to the computer, then open in an image editor, and save as a .bmp then re-embed into the .docx.

I don't think saving as bmp is a requirement - the PB compiler takes jpg (and I think png as well) easily, it's more the way of embedding. Insert picture from file into its own paragraph is fine (and if the Word-produced ex-PDF-now-DOCX has them in this way: same), whereas picture in a table or various text flow options you have in Word won't work with the PB.

 

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Bishop Salamat Khokhar | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 10:12 AM

Maybe we all should request the LOGOS Tech team to  make the system capable of working with PDF directly?

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Bradley Grainger (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 10:43 AM

Bishop Salamat Khokhar:

Maybe we all should request the LOGOS Tech team to  make the system capable of working with PDF directly?

It has been requested: http://logos.uservoice.com/forums/42823-logos-bible-software-5/suggestions/1096505-pdf-docx-files

We do not plan to implement PDF import at this time. (It would be a significantly complex and expensive undertaking.) Instead, we recommend using a PDF to Word converter, of which there are many available. Reviews and recommendations of these products have been posted on the forums several times, e.g., http://community.logos.com/forums/t/46204.aspx http://community.logos.com/forums/t/76761.aspx 

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Mike Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 4:28 PM

For about $20 per year, Adobe themselves will convert your PDF files into Word documents for you.  I think it is the best conversion option there is.  Who knows more a PDF than Adobe?  There is no limit on how many files you can convert.  It works pretty well, though not perfectly.  It takes a little editing, but it is by far the best I have found, and I tried a lot of them, including Word 2013, which I own and use.  Adobe is better and worth the $20.  Especially on a large and complicated file, like the Personal Book I am now working on.

Since I now use a Windows tablet as my Logos computer, making my personal books portable, they have become more important to me.  I am willing to work a little more on them.

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 23 2014 1:37 PM

Sorry to resurect a dead thread, but I think it should be pointed out that ms Word can now open PDF's (though there are limitations re old macs, and pdfs of scanned images).

There are a number of macros on the web for opening a folder full of files, and converting them from one file type to another. Should be simple to adapt them for PDF's should one so desire.

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