How to Copy the Selected Text Clipboard in Adobe Reader 9

Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is an industry standard for sending documents. The cross-platform compatibility of Adobe's software, along with the security of a static document that cannot be modified by the end user, is what makes the format suitable as an electronic document. Unfortunately, the inability to edit the file can sometimes be a hassle. Using Adobe Reader 9, you can copy text from a PDF document onto your clipboard, then paste into a word processor or another piece of software for editing.

Instructions

    • 1

      Navigate to a PDF document using the operating system's built-in file explorer.

    • 2

      Double-click the document to open the PDF in Adobe Reader 9.

    • 3

      Click the "Tools" menu item, then "Select Text" from the drop-down list.

    • 4

      Click and hold down the mouse button while hovering the cursor over the beginning of the text you wish to copy.

    • 5

      Drag the cursor to the end of the text you wish to copy, then release the mouse button.

    • 6

      Click the "Edit" menu item, then click "Copy" from the drop-down list.

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