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using XP Pro SP3. and Adobe Acrobat 9. My question is about Acrobat.
Some pdf files, when i open them, i can use the "select text" tool and then copy whatever text i want to my documents -- as text (so that I can edit the words if I want). In other pdf files, when i click the select text tool, it comes up as a small cross, and I can drag it across the pdf text, but the only option is "copy image". When I paste that in my document, it is an image and so I cannot edit the text. Is there some way i can get around this problem without having to get software to convert the whole document to word? and be able to copy the pdf text as text?
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A PDF document can optionally have various levels of protection applied to it by the author.
One of these options is "Editing - Not Allowed". Such a document, or any part of it, can only be copied as an image.

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 03 March 2011 - 05:15 AM.

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