How to Deconstruct a PDF File to Import Into Another Applicationby Margaret Martin
A PDF (Portable Document Format) is a type of image file, similar to a photograph.There are two options for deconstructing the PDF to import into another application. You can copy a block of text from your PDF and make changes to it in your new document. You can also copy and import the different parts of a PDF into another document where they will appear as individual image files that can't be changed. Examples of PDF readers you might use for this task are Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader and PDF-XChange Viewer.
Copy A Block of Text Into Another Application
Click the "Select" Tool in your menu bar. Place the cursor at the start of the text you want to copy.
Left click without releasing and drag the cursor so it highlights the text block you want to copy. Release the mouse click. Your text is now highlighted. Press Ctrl+C to copy the text onto your Clipboard.
Open the application you want to copy your text into and place the cursor where you want the text to appear. Press Ctrl+V to past your text into the file. You can then edit and reformat it as you would any other text.
Repeat Steps 1-3 for each text block within the PDF you want to copy.
Copy and Import Image Files to Another Document
Click on the camera icon in the PDF program's toolbar. Your cursor will appear as a little plus sign.
Move the cursor to one corner of the first section you want to copy. Left click without releasing and drag the cursor so it creates a box around everything you want to include in your first image. Release the mouse. You now have a copy of this image saved on your Clipboard.
Open the application you want to paste your image into and put your cursor where you want the image to appear. Press Ctrl+V. Your image will appear and you can format it the way you would any photo or object.
Repeat Steps 1-3 for each section of the PDF you want to copy. You can also copy the entire PDF in this way
- check If you don't see your tool icons, the toolbar is probably hidden. To see it, click on the "View" menu, choose "Toolbars" and then click on the toolbar you want to see.
- check If the toolbars are showing but you aren't sure which icon to use, move your cursor over each one and its name will appear.