Selecting and copying text and graphics


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Selecting and copying text and graphics

A very common operation with PDFs in Acrobat is simply selecting text or graphics or both out of a PDF, and then reusing that elsewhere, like in an e-mail message or an article that you are writing in Word or something like that. So how do you get text and graphics out of a PDF? Well, it turns out there are a ton of ways to do that. Well one of the most, simplest and direct ways is simply to select the text or graphics, and copy to the clipboard, and then paste it. One of the default tools in the toolbar is this little guy right here, the arrow next to the I-bar, and it is the Selection tool for text and images.

It's not two separate tools. It's the same tool, because it's intelligent that way. Let's use it to select text. Here I have a PDF of a newsletter from the Chicago Creative Coalition, a wonderful arts group in Chicago. Let's zoom in a bit with the Ctrl+Plus a couple of times, and say that we wanted to grab the first paragraph of text from here. All I need to do...

Selecting and copying text and graphics
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Selecting and copying text and graphics provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Anne-Marie Concepción as part of the Acrobat X Essential Training

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