Written by Aaron Charlie– Tue 22 Jul 2014
If you've ever tried to copy and paste from a PDF into Office software, you'll know how frustrating it can be.
Luckily, with Acrobat XI you can easily export information to any Office program - you can even just export snippets of information.
In my example, I've been sent a report and I want to do three things:
Here's how to do each task using Acrobat XI:
This process works great for exporting data, text and graphics from PDF files and even allows you to keep your formatting.
The most common problem is that the original PDF is not an editable document - scanned documents or converted images won't work with this process.
To check if your PDF is compatible, try to select some text. If you can't, then you can't export to Excel, Word or PowerPoint.
The other common problem is that the formatting is not correctly exported. This is usually due to a badly created PDF in the first place and requires a bit of manual work to get the exported document looking okay.
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