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"Nah, boss; I'm just a speedreader"

Before building my own... does this software exist? I need to search a collection of PDF & Word files for key phrases, and dump the surrounding lines (x-m to x+n characters/lines, where x is the found phrase) into text files. I occasionally need to search a few dozen files for a few dozen data items, which usually have some identifying text nearby. This needs to be automated. Big bonus if it implements OCR, but that's not essential. Freeware, or cheapware, obviously is best. Windows-based is preferable, but I can do Linux.
posted by IAmBroom on Feb 12, 2014 - 9 answers

 

Could not be registered?

New and unsettling issues in Word 2003... what is this error message? [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell on Nov 15, 2012 - 3 answers

Seeking on-line training in MS Office

Seeking recommendations for on-line training on business applications, particularly MS Office. [more inside]
posted by dg on Sep 4, 2012 - 8 answers

What's the best way to attach an open Word document to an open Outlook email?

Using Windows Vista at work: Once I finish making changes to a file in Microsoft Word 2007, I want to attach the file to an email in Outlook 2007. Currently, I am opening subfolder after subfolder getting to it either on the desktop or in the attach file dialog in Outlook, but that's annoying. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by Sock Ray Blue on May 22, 2012 - 6 answers

Windows XP and word 2002 refuse to recognize changes on a document made on a different machine.

Windows XP and word 2002 refuse to recognize changes on a document made on a different machine. What gives? [more inside]
posted by IndigoJones on Mar 30, 2012 - 7 answers

Line spacing in Word for Mac vs. Windows?

Why does my one-pager in Word for Mac become a two-pager when I open it up in Word for Windows? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Jun 15, 2011 - 16 answers

Formatting Differences in MS Word on Windows vs Mac

How consistent is MS Office between Windows and OSX? Will using MS Office on my Mac solve this formatting problem I'm having? [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Nov 19, 2009 - 13 answers

templation

So, I'm trying to do this little thing in Word 2007 for my boss. [more inside]
posted by clockzero on Mar 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Quickbooks form letters without MS Word?

I have Quickbooks Pro 2008 for Windows. How can I tell Quickbooks to use OpenOffice, or some other free non-Word app, when I want to print or edit Quickbooks form letters? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Mar 4, 2009 - 3 answers

I don't want Word to always be on top

All of my MS Word windows are always on top, and it's driving me nuts. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful on Jan 28, 2009 - 2 answers

Looking for a solution to finding and using special characters.

What is the best, most efficient FREE way to get a bunch of people on the same page with IPA or special character fonts, across platforms? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Dec 12, 2008 - 16 answers

Converting Word tables from Mac to Windows

How do I get tables from a Microsoft Word document on a Mac to transfer properly to Word on a Windows computer? [more inside]
posted by Idiot Mittens on Oct 21, 2007 - 4 answers

I want to convert from Word to Pages

I'm a professional writer and book editor. I'd like to buy an Apple Mini and at long last get out of the grips of Microsoft. This means I want to use Pages as well. Does anyone have experience converting from Word to Pages.? [more inside]
posted by partner on Jul 19, 2006 - 16 answers

Why is my "AutoRecovery" function fickle?

My office computer operates Windows XP with Word 2000. (I'm a Mac person at home so no lectures please...) About once a week or so, a Word doc will freeze up on me forcing me to hit the good old Ctrl+Alt+Del and End Task. I would say 50% of the time when I open Word again, the document I was working on comes up as a recovered document (phew!). The other 50% of the time, I open Word and... no recovered document (!!!). What gives? Why the discrepancy? How can I guarantee that a recovered document will come up all the time and not just when the computer feels like it? Aside from searching through a million temp files, is there an easy way to get the version I was working on back if it doesn't come up automatically? (Yes, I save as often as I can, but I'm only human.) Sorry if this has been answered before... I searched for a similar post, but didn't find one. Thank you!
posted by zharptitsa on Jan 10, 2006 - 9 answers

Help me hate MS Word less

Does anyone know a good resource -- better than Microsoft itself -- for easily finding how to turn off specific "features" of Microsoft Word? [more inside]
posted by .kobayashi. on Nov 22, 2005 - 12 answers

Converting WordPerfect to Word on my Mac?

Is there a (free and easy) way to convert Word Perfect files into Word documents on my Mac? [MI]
posted by faustessa on Nov 4, 2004 - 11 answers

Disabling MS Word task bars & menus

MS Word 2003 task panes: when I start Word, I get a "getting started" side bar and an Adobe Acrobat tool menu that I can't seem to permanently disable. This is driving me bonkers. [more inside]
posted by muckster on Apr 20, 2004 - 3 answers

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