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I have a moderate size document (750 pages) which was converted from PDF.
The original had a screened watermark which was replicated as multiple image
files (3-5 per page) anchored to text paragraphs.

Is there an easy way to locate, select, and delete these graphics (there are
no other images) without affecting the text and without having to repeat the
process 3000+ times to get every one?

C. Newell


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If the images are in-line-with-text, you can remove them in one fell swoop
by doing a find/replace, with ^g as the Find what: and leaving Replace with:
empty. The fact that you say they're anchored to paragraphs, however,
doesn't make me optimistic.

For floating images, if the document doesn't have formatting you want to
preserve, you can copy the entire document to the clipboard (Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C)
and paste it as text into a new document. This will strip out all of the
graphics. If you're using Word 2007 or Word 2010, for pasting as text, press
Ctrl+Alt+V, and choose the Unformatted Text option. If you're using Word
2003 or earlier, use Edit - Paste Special.

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Author of the Word Bible
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Web: http://www.herbtyson.com

"C. Newell" wrote in message
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I have a moderate size document (750 pages) which was converted from PDF.
The original had a screened watermark which was replicated as multiple
image files (3-5 per page) anchored to text paragraphs.

Is there an easy way to locate, select, and delete these graphics (there
are no other images) without affecting the text and without having to
repeat the process 3000+ times to get every one?

C. Newell

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Default Bulk remove images

If the images are in-line-with-text, you can remove them in one fell swoop
by doing a find/replace, with ^g as the Find what: and leaving Replace with:
empty. The fact that you say they're anchored to paragraphs, however,
doesn't make me optimistic.

For floating images, if the document doesn't have formatting you want to
preserve, you can copy the entire document to the clipboard (Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C)
and paste it as text into a new document. This will strip out all of the
graphics. If you're using Word 2007 or Word 2010, for pasting as text, press
Ctrl+Alt+V, and choose the Unformatted Text option. If you're using Word
2003 or earlier, use Edit - Paste Special.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word Bible
Blog: http://word.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com

"C. Newell" wrote in message
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I have a moderate size document (750 pages) which was converted from PDF.
The original had a screened watermark which was replicated as multiple
image files (3-5 per page) anchored to text paragraphs.

Is there an easy way to locate, select, and delete these graphics (there
are no other images) without affecting the text and without having to
repeat the process 3000+ times to get every one?

C. Newell

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If the find & replace ^g doesn't work (which is very cool), here is
another possibility. I just tested this on a singe page and it worked
with an anchored picture.

1. Select all the text and convert to a table with one column.
2. Copy and paste the table into an Excel spreadsheet. (When I did
this, it pasted the image, but the image was off to the right and not
included in the single column.)
3. Copy the Excel column and paste back into Word.
4. Convert the table to text with paragraph divider.

It worked on my test. Maybe it will work for you too.

Paul Goddard


On Apr 23, 12:10*pm, "C. Newell" wrote:
I have a moderate size document (750 pages) which was converted from PDF.
The original had a screened watermark which was replicated as multiple image
files (3-5 per page) anchored to text paragraphs.

Is there an easy way to locate, select, and delete these graphics (there are
no other images) without affecting the text and without having to repeat the
process 3000+ times to get every one?

C. Newell


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Default Bulk remove images

If the find & replace ^g doesn't work (which is very cool), here is
another possibility. I just tested this on a singe page and it worked
with an anchored picture.

1. Select all the text and convert to a table with one column.
2. Copy and paste the table into an Excel spreadsheet. (When I did
this, it pasted the image, but the image was off to the right and not
included in the single column.)
3. Copy the Excel column and paste back into Word.
4. Convert the table to text with paragraph divider.

It worked on my test. Maybe it will work for you too.

Paul Goddard


On Apr 23, 12:10*pm, "C. Newell" wrote:
I have a moderate size document (750 pages) which was converted from PDF.
The original had a screened watermark which was replicated as multiple image
files (3-5 per page) anchored to text paragraphs.

Is there an easy way to locate, select, and delete these graphics (there are
no other images) without affecting the text and without having to repeat the
process 3000+ times to get every one?

C. Newell




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They were, indeed inline and that did the trick.

Thank you.

CN
"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote in message
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If the images are in-line-with-text, you can remove them in one fell swoop
by doing a find/replace, with ^g as the Find what: and leaving Replace
with: empty. The fact that you say they're anchored to paragraphs,
however, doesn't make me optimistic.

For floating images, if the document doesn't have formatting you want to
preserve, you can copy the entire document to the clipboard (Ctrl+A,
Ctrl+C) and paste it as text into a new document. This will strip out all
of the graphics. If you're using Word 2007 or Word 2010, for pasting as
text, press Ctrl+Alt+V, and choose the Unformatted Text option. If you're
using Word 2003 or earlier, use Edit - Paste Special.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word Bible
Blog: http://word.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com

"C. Newell" wrote in message
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I have a moderate size document (750 pages) which was converted from PDF.
The original had a screened watermark which was replicated as multiple
image files (3-5 per page) anchored to text paragraphs.

Is there an easy way to locate, select, and delete these graphics (there
are no other images) without affecting the text and without having to
repeat the process 3000+ times to get every one?

C. Newell



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They were, indeed inline and that did the trick.

Thank you.

CN
"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote in message
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If the images are in-line-with-text, you can remove them in one fell swoop
by doing a find/replace, with ^g as the Find what: and leaving Replace
with: empty. The fact that you say they're anchored to paragraphs,
however, doesn't make me optimistic.

For floating images, if the document doesn't have formatting you want to
preserve, you can copy the entire document to the clipboard (Ctrl+A,
Ctrl+C) and paste it as text into a new document. This will strip out all
of the graphics. If you're using Word 2007 or Word 2010, for pasting as
text, press Ctrl+Alt+V, and choose the Unformatted Text option. If you're
using Word 2003 or earlier, use Edit - Paste Special.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word Bible
Blog: http://word.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com

"C. Newell" wrote in message
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I have a moderate size document (750 pages) which was converted from PDF.
The original had a screened watermark which was replicated as multiple
image files (3-5 per page) anchored to text paragraphs.

Is there an easy way to locate, select, and delete these graphics (there
are no other images) without affecting the text and without having to
repeat the process 3000+ times to get every one?

C. Newell



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Great! Glad it worked out.

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Web: http://www.herbtyson.com

"C. Newell" wrote in message
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They were, indeed inline and that did the trick.

Thank you.

CN
"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote in message
...
If the images are in-line-with-text, you can remove them in one fell
swoop by doing a find/replace, with ^g as the Find what: and leaving
Replace with: empty. The fact that you say they're anchored to
paragraphs, however, doesn't make me optimistic.

For floating images, if the document doesn't have formatting you want to
preserve, you can copy the entire document to the clipboard (Ctrl+A,
Ctrl+C) and paste it as text into a new document. This will strip out all
of the graphics. If you're using Word 2007 or Word 2010, for pasting as
text, press Ctrl+Alt+V, and choose the Unformatted Text option. If you're
using Word 2003 or earlier, use Edit - Paste Special.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word Bible
Blog: http://word.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com

"C. Newell" wrote in message
...
I have a moderate size document (750 pages) which was converted from
PDF. The original had a screened watermark which was replicated as
multiple image files (3-5 per page) anchored to text paragraphs.

Is there an easy way to locate, select, and delete these graphics (there
are no other images) without affecting the text and without having to
repeat the process 3000+ times to get every one?

C. Newell



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Great! Glad it worked out.

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Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word Bible
Blog: http://word.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com

"C. Newell" wrote in message
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They were, indeed inline and that did the trick.

Thank you.

CN
"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote in message
...
If the images are in-line-with-text, you can remove them in one fell
swoop by doing a find/replace, with ^g as the Find what: and leaving
Replace with: empty. The fact that you say they're anchored to
paragraphs, however, doesn't make me optimistic.

For floating images, if the document doesn't have formatting you want to
preserve, you can copy the entire document to the clipboard (Ctrl+A,
Ctrl+C) and paste it as text into a new document. This will strip out all
of the graphics. If you're using Word 2007 or Word 2010, for pasting as
text, press Ctrl+Alt+V, and choose the Unformatted Text option. If you're
using Word 2003 or earlier, use Edit - Paste Special.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word Bible
Blog: http://word.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com

"C. Newell" wrote in message
...
I have a moderate size document (750 pages) which was converted from
PDF. The original had a screened watermark which was replicated as
multiple image files (3-5 per page) anchored to text paragraphs.

Is there an easy way to locate, select, and delete these graphics (there
are no other images) without affecting the text and without having to
repeat the process 3000+ times to get every one?

C. Newell



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