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  1. Posts : 906
    WIN10
       #1

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    Hi
    how do i copy a PDF and Paste, tried CTL C no luck
    Thank you
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  2. Posts : 13,796
    Win10 Version 22H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #2

    Depends upon the need.

    Usually works to right-click a file and Copy then in the destination folder Paste.

    Or if wanting just the text in it, with it open in a program Select the text desired, Copy then in another program Paste.
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  3. Posts : 906
    WIN10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    When i open PDF no right click option
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  4. Posts : 13,796
    Win10 Version 22H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #4

    There's at least 2 ways to accomplish the same task/result in Winldows and Windows-based programs. In a document one can use Ctrl+A to select all the text or left-click the beginning of a sentence or paragraph then drag across and/or down to the end of the desired amount of text or click at the beginning, hold down the shift key then press one of the arrows to highlight a section of text. After any of those function use Ctrl+C to Copy, or right-click the highlighted material and Copy. Once data has been copied to the Clipboard it can be Pasted into any number of programs.
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  5. Posts : 2,098
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
       #5

    walleyeblugill said:
    Hi
    how do i copy a PDF and Paste, tried CTL C no luck
    Thank you
    TIMMY 2 TOES
    Are you firstly selecting the text/component to be copied ?

    The contents of some PDFs are not accessible to copy, depends on how the PDF was created i.e. some PDFs are simply an image (just like a jpg file) of the original, the individual components (text, images) cannot be copied.

    You may need to access OCR conversion software. Any number of options
    - some success reported with opening PDFs in LibreWrite (the word processing componet of LibreOffice)
    - a program called PDF X-Change Lite (Be careful - the company that took over this software discontinued the free version and now distributes similarly (but not exactly the same) named limited functioning trial versions, limited functioning being the operative words. But the original version is still around.
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  6. Posts : 45
    W10 Pro - Latest build with all unneeded shiite turned off
       #6

    idgat said:
    The contents of some PDFs are not accessible to copy, depends on how the PDF was created
    1. The pdf may have been created as a password-protected file, which cannot be copied/pasted without the password
    2. The pdf may have been created using a non-standard, non-pdf-compliant app, which will limit the other apps that can read it and/or allow the content to be copied/pasted.
    3. The pdf may have been originally created/saved as another type (word, excel etc), then saved as a pdf, which again, could limit what can be done with it

    There are other possibilities, but these are the 3 most common ones :)
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  7. Posts : 4,699
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2
       #7

    If you want to copy a .PDF do not open it, make sure it is closed, Then Drag & Drop, or Copy and Paste the .PDF into the desired location, then open it in the new location. Just like any other document or picture.
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  8. Posts : 295
    Windows 10 Pro
       #8

    You'll either need to open the PDF in something like Word or LibreOffice to get the text to conduct a copy/paste maneuver. Or some PDF readers like Foxit, PDF-XChange, or Okular can edit PDFs and thus you can copy/paste text that way.
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