How to remove copy protection from text?

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  1. blackxacto macrumors 6502

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    I copied text from a website on conversations between nazi scientists. I CANNOT make into a saveable text document because something in the text prevents saving it on my desktop.

    Does anyone know of a way to display whatever coding in in the document?
     
  2. jdasikainen macrumors 6502

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    if i was you i would just take the time to re write it onto a document more tedious but in the end it would work just as well.
     
  3. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I type w two fingers. Yes, I could, but hoping for a better way. Looking at Textwrangler to open it up. Maybe.
     
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    if you really want an answer you should provide the link.
     
  5. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Crap, I was hoping I wouldn't have to, I lost the url. It's wierd. I can create a pdf of the unsaved rich text file I made from the cut and pasted text, but I cannot save the rich text file I made.
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    Here it is. Found it: http://germanhistorydocs.ghi-dc.org/pdf/eng/English101.pdf

    I had copied all text and pasted into a TextEdit rich text file, then styled the conversations.
     
  6. thats all folks macrumors 6502a

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    no copy protection. just formatting. I copied and pasted into a pages document and then saved as rich text. the attached is your text.
     

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  7. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    the doc you sent cannot be opened by any app I have. In fact the doc states in a menu pop up it can't be opened because I don't have permission. I had no issue copying the text from the url site, and pasting it into a doc, I just could not save the newly created doc, "because I don't have permission"
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    You didn't say if you successfully saved the doc you made. I couldn't.
     
  8. thats all folks macrumors 6502a

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    I think your problem might be something else. have you tried this with other PDFs or creating/saving other docs? certainly I could save, that is how I ended up with a file to upload. does your User on your computer have administrative privileges?
     
  9. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm administrator, no other users. I made a pdf too of the url link, that is not the issue. For my purposes I then copied all the text from the pdf and added to a new TextEdit document, for styling, as I want better styling of the conversations. This TextEdit doc is unsavable. I keep being told I do not have permission.

    I ask you to copy all the text in your document and add it to a new TextEdit document, THEN SAVE the TextEdit document. Tell me the results.
     
  10. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    I now have a transcript saved to my Desktop. It's just a normal textfile, both readable and writable.

    Where are you trying to save this document? Anything strange about the permissions for this directory?

    Maybe take a screenshot of the error message?
     
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    when I save, it saves. no permissions issues. where are you trying to save to?
     
  12. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    trying to save to Sierra desktop on a 17,1 iMac. I have no idea why this is happening. In past I have copied text from pdf's and pasted freely anywhere and save the doc after paste. I don't have a clue why copying text from this pdf is locked preventing a saved doc.
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    The pdf I get from the url is not "Item Locked" using Apple+I.
     
  13. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I started over. Downloaded the pdf, selected all text, opened text in SmartWrap to strip out crap as possible, flowed into TextEdit Doc. Styled it. Saved it to desktop.

    I have no idea why the same pdf doc and textedit doc before did not do just as it did this morning, and as normal. It works today.
     

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