How Do You Copy Text From a PDF File?


Quick Answer

Text and images can be copied from a PDF file by using the Tools menu in Adobe Reader. Some PDFs are protected and it is not possible to copy from them directly.

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  1. Open the Tools menu

    Select the Tools option from the menu bar at the top of Adobe Reader. Click on the Basic option, then click Select Text.

  2. Select text

    Using the mouse or keyboard commands, select the text you want to copy. To copy images, drag the mouse over them to select them or right click.

  3. Copy the text

    Open the Edit menu from the menu bar at the top of the page. Select Copy to copy all selected text.

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