Tips & Tricks

Copying text in Acrobat

July 10, 2008

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If you only need to cite some PDF text, it can be inconvenient and inefficient to send the whole PDF document. It may be easier to simply copy and paste the desired text into an email or report and forward it on. This tip explains how.

As long as the document's security setting allow copying and pasting of text, you just follow these three simple steps:

  1. In Acrobat, choose the 'Select Text' tool.
  2. Click and drag the cursor to highlight the text you want to copy.
  3. From the menu bar, select Edit > Copy to copy the text to the clipboard (or press Ctrl+C), and then paste the text into the application you're working in.

You're done! Simple, huh?

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