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 Post subject: Exporting schematics with searchable text
PostPosted: 28 Aug 2011, 20:53 
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I would like to export my DipTrace schematic to a .pdf with searchable text. I have installed a couple of tools including DoPDF and NitroPDF and unfortunately the output files do not have searchable text. If I export a .pdf from a text editor, I can search the text in the output .pdf file.

Any ideas? If not, I can add it to the enhancement request list.


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 Post subject: Re: Exporting schematics with searchable text
PostPosted: 29 Aug 2011, 08:46 
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Unfortunately, schematic is saved within a pdf file as a picture, therefore it is not possible to use search function.


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 Post subject: Re: Exporting schematics with searchable text
PostPosted: 30 Aug 2011, 16:29 
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Thanks Alex


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 Post subject: Re: Exporting schematics with searchable text
PostPosted: 09 Oct 2011, 14:24 
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Just thought I'd add my recent finding on this topic, also covered in the layout forum (re: cross-probing).

If ALL text is changed to TrueType, it then appears to be fully searchable, even reference designators and pin names. I'm using PrimoPDF to create and Foxit as a reader but after struggling with both, it appeared that the latest Foxit reader works fine but text must not be in vector format (otherwise it looks like a graphic or some other block to the reader).

Also tested with Adobe reader and it seems to find things ok.

Den


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 Post subject: Re: Exporting schematics with searchable text
PostPosted: 01 Nov 2011, 17:13 
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Thank you Den! I will give that a try.

-- 05 Nov 2011, 13:26 --

This worked very well, thank you Den! This will certainly help when reviewing schematics.

I have a couple of small rendering issues, but I think its because of the PDF printer not DipTrace. I had better luck with DoPDF than NitroPDF2. I will try PrimoPDF and may some others.


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 Post subject: Re: Exporting schematics with searchable text
PostPosted: 02 Nov 2015, 14:59 
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Converting the text to True Type helped tremendously. Thank you!

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 Post subject: Re: Exporting schematics with searchable text
PostPosted: 03 Nov 2015, 09:12 
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You can also try with PDFFactory. It may help you.


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 Post subject: Re: Exporting schematics with searchable text
PostPosted: 04 Nov 2015, 06:53 
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Hey,

May I know how PDFFactory will help?

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 Post subject: Re: Exporting schematics with searchable text
PostPosted: 19 Dec 2015, 08:51 
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Are you running Eagle 6.3?

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