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Creating a PDF from copied content

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Video: Creating a PDF from copied content

We are going to look at how to take content from another application, copy it, bring it to Acrobat and convert to PDF in several different ways. Now, when you get through this video, you should be able to easily copy content and bring it in and create either a separate PDF from that content or add that content as a separate page within an existing PDF file. So we will get started by opening up a PDF file, I have got grun_word_copied.pdf open. Now, our job is to go copy something that we want to bring in. So I have got an Excel file open, going over to Excel, I can see I've got grun_marketanalysis_excel open.

Creating a PDF from copied content

We are going to look at how to take content from another application, copy it, bring it to Acrobat and convert to PDF in several different ways. Now, when you get through this video, you should be able to easily copy content and bring it in and create either a separate PDF from that content or add that content as a separate page within an existing PDF file. So we will get started by opening up a PDF file, I have got grun_word_copied.pdf open. Now, our job is to go copy something that we want to bring in. So I have got an Excel file open, going over to Excel, I can see I've got grun_marketanalysis_excel open.

It's just a pretty typical Excel file with a couple of tabs in here. By clicking on the Expenses tab, I can see I have got a little table here. Somebody asked me just to PDF this portion of the table. OK, they just want to see the headers, they want to see the content here, because they want to able to copy it somewhere else. So by selecting content within an application, let's say this Excel file and then copying using your typical copy methods, going back over to Acrobat. What we can do is, we can take that copy content and create a PDF out of that. Under the Create button up here you're seeing the tasks panel, we have the PDF from Clipboard.

By clicking PDF from Clipboard, what it tends to do is tends to go out, take that content, bring it in and it usually formatted the way it was in the original application. Now, this won't work for every application. It does a pretty good job here. Now, suppose that we have this table and what I'd like to do is I'd like to bring it into the existing PDF that we have. You will notice this is a separate document altogether Untitled.pdf. We will close that and save it. I want to bring the table in here. Now, it's already copied, it's already on the clipboard that table is. So instead of us going up to create up here, what we will do is choose document, and you will notice that we have in Insert Pages command.

Now, this same command can be found over in the Pages navigation panel over here, but I will do it through the menus here. You see Insert Pages, typically in previous versions this was just an Insert Pages command, now we have from File or From Clipboard. From Clipboard, obviously we had to copy it to something. If you choose From Clipboard now, it's going to take that content, convert it to PDF and it will ask you where you want to put it. We are going to put it after the last page. Typically, it puts it after the page you're on. And you can choose if you wanted to go before or after that page. Click OK. That will add it or append it as a last page in this document.

So if you use your scrollbar or you scroll over on your mouse you can scroll down here, and you should be able to see that page added. This is excellent for being able to take content from just about any application and copy, paste. Anything not worthy that you want to bring in here and have it as a separate page setup you can do. So when creating PDF files, a lot of times, it's helpful to learn these types of things by copy, paste because it just helps out your workflow, to make it more efficient and it copy only the content you directly need.

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Acrobat 9 Pro Essential Training

100 video lessons · 41710 viewers

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  1. 1m 4s
    1. Welcome
      22s
    2. Using the example files
      42s
  2. 56m 38s
    1. Getting started with Acrobat 9 Pro
      1m 40s
    2. Understanding the difference between Acrobat and Adobe Reader
      2m 22s
    3. Navigating PDF documents
      5m 24s
    4. Understanding the interface
      2m 22s
    5. Customizing the toolbars
      7m 14s
    6. Working with the navigation panels
      5m 13s
    7. Using the zoom tools
      7m 4s
    8. Understanding the window views
      6m 23s
    9. Using the Organizer
      8m 19s
    10. Auto-saving
      1m 43s
    11. Using the Full Screen and Reading modes
      8m 54s
  3. 1h 25m
    1. Creating a PDF from Word
      11m 10s
    2. Creating a PDF from Excel
      9m 40s
    3. Creating a PDF from PowerPoint
      9m 43s
    4. Creating a PDF from Outlook (Windows only)
      6m 28s
    5. Creating a PDF from the web
      9m 14s
    6. Creating a PDF from a file
      2m 56s
    7. Setting PDF file preferences
      2m 21s
    8. Creating a PDF from copied content
      2m 44s
    9. Creating a PDF from a scanner
      6m 50s
    10. Optimizing a scanned PDF
      4m 27s
    11. Creating a PDF from a blank page
      7m 17s
    12. Creating multiple PDFs in a batch
      3m 34s
    13. Creating PDFs from InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
      8m 44s
  4. 57m 38s
    1. Combining documents
      5m 21s
    2. Creating a merged document
      6m 56s
    3. Creating a PDF Portfolio
      5m 26s
    4. Adding files or folders to a PDF Portfolio
      4m 13s
    5. Customizing PDF Portfolio options
      9m 3s
    6. Previewing native files in a PDF Portfolio
      5m 47s
    7. Searching in a PDF Portfolio
      4m 6s
    8. Running commands on a PDF Portfolio
      9m 31s
    9. Applying security to a PDF Portfolio
      5m 33s
    10. PDF Portfolios and previous versions of Acrobat or Adobe Reader
      1m 42s
  5. 2h 1m
    1. Inserting and deleting pages
      4m 48s
    2. Embedding and removing thumbnails
      2m 54s
    3. Moving, rotating, and cropping
      8m 28s
    4. Extracting and replacing pages
      5m 8s
    5. Splitting PDFs
      4m 12s
    6. Renumbering pages
      5m 21s
    7. Adding headers and footers
      8m 57s
    8. Creating watermarks and backgrounds
      10m 21s
    9. Copying content
      6m 57s
    10. Editing text
      10m 29s
    11. Adding text using the Typewriter tool
      6m 1s
    12. Touching up objects
      9m 34s
    13. Using Bates numbering
      8m 10s
    14. Comparing PDF documents
      8m 13s
    15. Setting document properties
      8m 54s
    16. Reducing file size
      4m 29s
    17. Examining a document
      4m 15s
    18. Attaching documents to a PDF
      4m 41s
  6. 25m 1s
    1. Understanding bookmarks
      2m 17s
    2. Creating bookmarks
      1m 30s
    3. Bookmarking specific items
      2m 14s
    4. Nesting bookmarks
      2m 1s
    5. Editing bookmark destinations
      4m 52s
    6. Bookmarking shortcuts
      4m 4s
    7. Bookmarking actions
      6m 37s
    8. Using the Bookmarks navigation panel and the Initial View setting
      1m 26s
  7. 33m 35s
    1. Using links
      3m 26s
    2. Creating links
      4m 42s
    3. Editing links
      12m 18s
    4. Using cross-document linking
      3m 54s
    5. Creating destination links
      6m 36s
    6. Using link shortcuts
      2m 39s
  8. 28m 52s
    1. Exporting images from a PDF
      8m 34s
    2. Exporting text from a PDF
      4m 23s
    3. Exporting to Word
      6m 55s
    4. Exporting to HTML
      5m 27s
    5. Batch-processing an export
      3m 33s
  9. 2h 4m
    1. Viewing comments
      8m 8s
    2. Adding sticky notes
      6m 18s
    3. Using the Text Edits tool
      4m 17s
    4. Using the Stamp tool
      6m 39s
    5. Using highlights, underlines, and strikethroughs
      3m 28s
    6. Attaching files as comments
      3m 5s
    7. Recording an audio comment
      3m 54s
    8. Using the drawing tools
      9m 37s
    9. Enabling commenting in Reader
      1m 54s
    10. Understanding the different review processes
      4m 34s
    11. Attaching a PDF for email review
      11m 44s
    12. Using the Shared Review feature
      16m 8s
    13. Reviewing via Acrobat.com
      12m 12s
    14. Using the Collaborate Live feature
      6m 29s
    15. Using the Review Tracker
      8m 6s
    16. Exporting and importing comments
      4m 32s
    17. Reviewing comments
      7m 7s
    18. Summarizing comments
      6m 10s
  10. 13m 29s
    1. Using Basic Find
      2m 45s
    2. Using Search
      6m 18s
    3. Advanced searching
      4m 26s
  11. 27m 1s
    1. Showing security properties for a PDF
      2m 25s
    2. Enabling Encrypt with Password security
      6m 13s
    3. Removing Encrypt with Password security
      2m 19s
    4. Managing security policies
      5m 57s
    5. Redacting
      10m 7s
  12. 18s
    1. Goodbye
      18s

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