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How to Move Text From a PDF to Microsoft Word

    Copy Text from Adobe Reader

    • 1). Open the PDF document in Adobe Reader.

    • 2). Click 'Select" tool icon on the Adobe Reader toolbar. The "Select" tool has a small picture of an arrow-like cursor.

    • 3). Use your mouse to highlight the text you want to copy into another application. You can select a single word by double-clicking the word or select a whole paragraph by triple-clicking any word in the paragraph.

    • 4). Click "Edit," then "Copy" on the Adobe Reader menu bar. Alternatively, press the "Ctrl" and "C" keys. This copies the selected text to the Windows Clipboard.

    • 5). Open a Microsoft Word document. Position the cursor at the point where you want to insert the text from the PDF document.

    • 6). Click "Edit" and then "Paste" on the menu bar or press the "Ctrl" and "V" keys. Windows inserts the copied text into the Word document.

    Copying Text from Other PDF Viewer Programs

    • 1). Open the PDF document in the PDF reader or viewer application.

    • 2). Highlight and select text to copy to another application. Press the "Ctrl" and "C" keys.

    • 3). Open Microsoft Word. Open the document to which you want to add text from a PDF file. Place the cursor at the point where you want to insert the copied text.

    • 4). Click "Edit" and then "Paste" or press the "Ctrl" + "V" keys. Windows copies the selected text from the PDF document into the Microsoft Word document.

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