The formatting level for export is defined at export time, in the Save to File dialog box, or the Export Options dialog box. Three of the levels correspond to the formatting levels of the same name in the Text Editor. However, the level to be applied for saving is independent of the formatting level displayed in the Text Editor.
When exporting to file or mail, first specify a file type. This determines which formatting levels are available.
The formatting levels are:
This exports plain decolumnized left-aligned text in a single font and font size. When exporting to Text or Unicode file types, graphics and tables are not supported. You can export plain text to nearly all file types and target applications; in these cases graphics, tables and bullets can be retained. A reading order changed manually in True Page will have an effect on this formatting level.
This exports decolumnized text with font and paragraph styling, along with graphics and tables. This is available for nearly all file types. A reading order changed manually in True Page will have an effect on this formatting level.
This level has a special purpose when saving to Excel. Each detected table or spreadsheet in a document is saved to a separate worksheet. Other content is placed on the last worksheet and functions as an index. The tables are replaced by hyperlinks to their own worksheet.
This keeps the original layout of the pages, including columns. This is done wherever possible with column and indent settings, not with text boxes or frames. Text will then flow from one column to the other, which does not happen when text boxes are used.
This keeps the original layout of the pages, including columns. This is done with text, picture and table boxes and frames. This is offered only for target applications capable of handling these. True Page formatting is the only choice for XML export and for all PDF export, except to the file type ‘PDF Edited’.
This exports recognition results in tabular form, suitable for use in spreadsheet applications. Each page is placed in a separate worksheet.
Decolumnization for Plain Text and Formatted Text export is performed from left-to-right and top-to-bottom.
Before export, check by setting Plain Text or Formatted Text that the order is correct. If not, switch to True Page to change the reading order.
To export text with a vertical orientation, you must use True Page or Flowing Page.