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Adobe document and clipboard

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Sandman, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. Sandman

    Sandman Godfather

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    Guess I have to show my ignorance, I have a lot of service manuals in pdf format which I can view using Adobe, my question is when I see a section that I want to copy say what is normally a copy and paste Abobe will not let me do that but tells me it copied it to the clipboard, where is the clipboard ? i can not find it and do not know where the copied seection went.

    Thanks

    Bob
     
  2. CoriBright

    CoriBright Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    It's invisible... think of it as a virtual clipboard... simply open Notepad, WordPad or any Word Processor (Word, WordPerfect etc) and use Ctrl-V to paste in your copied section.
     
  3. Sandman

    Sandman Godfather

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    I opened notepad and thought I could use paste and of course I couldn't did not know about ctrl v, thanks for the lesson

    Bob
     
  4. James_F

    James_F Damn you woman! DBSTalk Gold Club

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    The PDF could be locked (a pdf can be locked so you can't copy or print by the creator) OR the PDF could be a scanned image and not OCR (the pages were scanned as TIFF or JPG and then converted to PDF rather than scanned into a word processor and then converted to a PDF). Either way you are out of luck.
     
  5. Sandman

    Sandman Godfather

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    The method that CoriBright posted works just fine

    Bob
     
  6. CoriBright

    CoriBright Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Two more shortcuts you might like then...Ctrl-C for Copy and Ctrl-X for Cut
     

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