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Scanned 50 business cards at a conference

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I scanned about 50 business cards at a conference. They are scanned into a PDF in Evernote.

 

What is the easiest way to convert this to a list of emails.

 

Aside from that, what's the easiest way to convert the PDF to plain text and I'll write a program to pull the emails out.

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You didn't specify what operating system you use. If you use a Mac and your scanner used OCR while creating the PDFs, try this guide from fellow forum user GrumpyMonkey:

http://www.christopher-mayo.com/?p=551

This will extract text from PDFs, you could then write your program to extract the emails.

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Ok so GrumpyMonkey's tips on the website I linked to will work for you on your mac. You can extract the contents of OCRd PDFs into text that you can then extract the emails from (manually or with a program you write, since it sounds like you have those skills!). 

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