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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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