How to Copy Text From PDF File?

Portable Document Format documents are portable files format that capture all elements and turn into an electronic image file for users to share view or print. Users are unable to edit or change the content in it. If you are looking for some effective and easy ways on how to copy text from a PDF file?

Copy Text From Protected/ Scanned PDF using Acrobat Reader Dc

We all know that Adobe creates the PDF file format. Therefore, one of the ways to edit PDF or extract PDF text is using Abobe's software which is Acrobat Reader Dc. It will be more convenient, but Acrobat Reader Dc software costs a little expensive compared to other PDF editor software.

If you owned the software, refer to the steps below to copy the text from your PDF files:

Step 1. Launch the software and choose Select Tool.

Step 2. Highlight the text that you want to copy.

Step 3. Click Edit and select Copy or Ctrl + C / (Command + C for Mac) on your keyboard.

Step 4. Go to your Notepad, Microsoft Word or etc. Then, right-click and choose Paste or Ctrl + P/ (Command + P for Mac) on your keyboard.

Older Version of Acrobat Reader

If you are using an older version of Acrobat Reader, no worry! You still can copy and edit the PDF text by using the older versions of the software. Just follow with the steps below:

Step 1. Open the software and choose Graphic Select Tool.

Step 2. Then, in the menu click Text Select Tool to copy the text.

Or another easier way,

Step 1. Choose the Edit menu and Take a Snapshot.

Step 2. The Camera Icon will appear and use it to Crop and Extract the text.

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