How to copy and paste to Anki Flashcards?

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Mohammad Haidarasl posted this 23 August 2017

I hope I can explain what I am trying to do. I basically have a language learning program, a PDF file, full of sentences with Arabic and English. Originally, when I tried copy and pasting the Arabic into my Anki Flashcard program, the order of parenthesis or some periods would not appear right. So, I ran the PDF file through OCR (Arabic) and then tried it. But the thing is, I'm still having the issue. How can I copy and paste the Arabic sentences directly into Anki without the order changing or messing up? Also, there's a little stick figure symbol which appears fine in the PDF but when I copy and paste it it turns into a number 9. Please help me. By the way, I'm not too tech savvy.

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Oksana Serdyuk posted this 5 weeks ago

Hi! Could you please specify the name of ABBYY product which you use? Also please share the document that is being processed incorrectly. Thanks!

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Mohammad Haidarasl posted this 5 weeks ago

Hi Oksana! Thank you for your reply. I use ABBYY Fine Reader 12 Pro.

The name of the document that I am working with is Glossika. There are 3 PDF's, each with a thousand sentences in English and Arabic; plus some IPA and transliteration to help with pronunciation etc. All I'd like to do is extract the English sentences and the Arabic sentences; perhaps each in a column of an Excel spreadsheet, so that I can easily import them into Anki for flashcards. Another option would be to have them on an MS Word document with a colon in between the English to Arabic sentences so I can import them to Anki.

Here is a picture of the PDF and how it looks like:

Example of Glossika Page

What I literally need would be this from each sentence; for example from sentence #526 posted above:

I can't open the door. I don't have the key.:.لا أستطع فتح الباب. لا أملك المفتاح

Next Sentence Pair Here

Next Sentence Pair Here

Next Sentence Pair Here...etc.

For all three books...either into MS Word or Column 1 in English and Column 2 in Arabic on Microsoft Excel.

 

Thank you so much for your reply.

Oksana Serdyuk posted this 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the provided information! This forum works for the SDK products, but I forwarded your request to the colleagues who are responsible for the Desktop products. They will contact you as soon as possible by email.

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Mohammad Haidarasl posted this 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your assistance with this, and sorry for posting in the wrong place. I am definitely looking forward to hearing from them.

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