I have a free Google Drive account. When I upload a PDF, there is an option to convert to a Google document converting text. Results vary depending on what produced the PDF, but many of them work perfectly. I can then download as various formats, search within and across documents, etc. Microsoft has One Drive, pretty much the same thing, also free up to a certain storage amount. You need to be online and trust the cloud.
Thanks! I trust the cloud about as far as I can throw it
. I will use it however if need be in this case. I am looking to get my HOA documents into any sort of text file so hopefully what is in these replies will get help me. I'm certain these files have been converted but I have inquired many times and the answer is always NO!
As always I greatly appreciate the time taken in replying.
There are a lot of dumb statements posted on this site (I've probably made 10% of them) but this one is the all-time dumbest. You're trading security for convenience. If you are at all concerned about the security of your information, you stay off the cloud.
Um......a little harsh maybe? I saw it as a warning immediately. I know your reply was meant to be a heads up so thanks for that.
I hate to say it but I bet there are is a lot of our personal information "in the cloud" than we realise. Just look at the side bars on nearly every site you visit. Some people don't even notice it but the information (ads mainly) in areas of the screen have to do with recent searches on has done one their computer for goods, services etc. Pretty unsettling.
I once attended a black hat conference, not the official one in Vega, just a regional one in Atlanta.... About 7-8 years ago, so the information is far from state of the art these days.
It scared the crap out of me, though.
I had to wikify what specific black hat you were referring to. I've never heard of this organization before today. Maybe I need to get out more? Or should I stay in more? Yikes, I'm all confused. I don't know why anyone would care about any data I have anything to do with but I guess there are those that feel fulfilled by being able to hack information. Sure seems easier to do these days and I'd have thought it would be more difficult. I knew there was always a cloud hanging over my head
. BTW, I imagine you meant to type "Vegas" yes? Still I suspect some of these computer dweebs would drool at the thought of driving a Vega. On second thought I'd like to have one myself. Getting a bit off track as usual-sorry.
If you're only going to need it for a short time try this out for a 30day trail ...
It's a direct competitor for Adobe. It's a good package.
Awesome, on my way. Thanks!