[Weft QDA users] PDF import question
irfank at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 16:06:51 EDT 2005
On 8/15/05, Alex Fenton <alex at pressure.to> wrote:
> I personally haven't ever found much practical use for formatted text in
> my own analyses, so I'm always interested to learn more about situations
> where it is desirable. There might be another way around the problem.
while i am happy with the plain-text-only documents in weft, there are
situations where formatted text is indeed desirable, like foreign
language words/phrases/sentences in italics.
before i switched to weft (and became a zealous convert :), i used
ANSWR which accepts plain text as well as RTF (rich text format)
files. using a standard word processor, if one saves a document file
as RTF then basic formatting is preserved.
as far as i know there is no free/open source pdf->rtf conversion,
unlike pdf->txt that the weft uses.
at the moment i use somewhat standard but low-tech basic formatting in
weft text files: slash(/) for italics, asterisk (*) for bold, and
underscore (_) for underline.
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