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PDF is the easiest and most secure way of sending and receiving important documents. Once you have created a PDF file, it can't be as easily edited as a Word, PowerPoint or Excel document. Often when you try to copy text from PDF files, it will not copy the exact text and the formatting will be changed. But PDFelement that can effectively solve this problem.

PDFelement lets you add new text, delete text, or modify text within your document. You can also replace the images in the PDF file, resize them, or adjust their orientation. One of the best features is the built-in OCR tool, which will let you extract text from scanned PDF files.

In addition, PDFelement lets you can create PDF from different images, blank pages, slides, or forms. Similarly, you can convert any PDF file into Word, PPT, Excel sheets or even webpages. Once you have created a PDF file, it can also be protected using a password to prevent unauthorized access and editing.


4 Steps to Copy Text out of PDF File

Before you continue, make sure you've downloaded the latest version of PDFelement. Once the download is complete, follow the simple installation process, which will take only a few seconds. Then you are ready to learn how to copy text from a PDF.

Step 1. Add PDF to PDFelement

Now, Run the recently installed PDFelement and open the PDF document that you want to copy. On the Home tab, click on the "Open File" button. Now, select the PDF file from which you want to copy text and click on the "Open" button again.

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Step 2. How to Copy Text from PDF

Once the PDF file is opened, find the appropriate page of your PDF file. Click on the "Edit" tab on the tool bar and then click on the "Select" button. Now, select the text that you want to copy and copy it in one of two ways:

  • Right click on the text and select "Copy Text"
  • Press "Ctrl + C" while selecting the text

Then you can paste the text to a Word or a text document.

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Step 3. Edit Your PDF (Optional)

Apart from selecting and copying text, you can also edit the text in the PDF using PDFelement. The option to edit the PDF is found under the same "Edit" tab.

Go back into your PDF file and click on the text that you want to edit. A blue box will appear around the text, which will allow you to edit it.

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Step 4. Save PDF File

After editing or copying the text from the PDF file, save the file before closing it. Click on the "File" tab in the top left corner and select the "Save" button. Now, name the PDF file and save it on your computer.

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Published: Nov 16,2017 14:37 pm / Updated: May 11,2018 11:11 am

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