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Copying and editing text from PDF documents

Bagaimana mengkonversi PDF ke DWG online

PDF documents cannot normally receive edits after they are saved. This characteristic brings difficulties when the text in this format is used as a reference for another work. The action of copying parts of a PDF, however, is possible both in open and blocked documents.

Online sites and services allow you to open these files for editing. The issue can be solved using tricks in Google Drive, Adobe Reader software and other web platforms capable of opening the original document in editing mode. Check out some tips we have prepared to copy texts from a PDF file.

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Step 1. Access the Small PDF service website and select the «Unprotect PDF» tool;

1 of 14 Action to use the tool to unprotect a PDF file – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Action to use the tool to unprotect a PDF file – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 2. Drag the PDF file on your computer to the screen;

2 of 14 Small PDF service screen to load a blocked PDF file – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Small PDF service screen to load a blocked PDF file – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 3. Accept the terms of service and check the option «Unlock PDF»;

3 of 14 Action to unlock a PDF document in the Small PDF service – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Action to unlock a PDF document in the Small PDF service – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 4. Download the unlocked file by clicking on «Download file now».

4 of 14 Action to download a PDF document unlocked by the Small PDF online service – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Action to download a PDF document unlocked by the Small PDF online service – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Editing a PDF file from Google Drive

Step 1. Open Google Drive and tap the «New» icon;

5 of 14 Action to start a new file upload on Google Drive – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Action to start a new file upload in Google Drive – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 2. Select the option «File upload» to open the tool to upload files to Google Drive;

6 of 14 Action to start the Google Drive file upload tool – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Action to start the Google Drive file upload tool – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 3. Use the file explorer to select the PDF on your PC and confirm in «Open»;

7 of 14 Action to choose a PDF document from the computer to open in Google Drive – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Action to choose a PDF document from the computer to open in Google Drive – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 4. Wait until the upload completion alert is launched on the screen;

8 of 14 Alert that informs that the upload of a file was finished in Google Drive – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Alert that informs that the upload of a file was finished in Google Drive – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 5. Right-click on the file you just uploaded to Google Drive. In «Open with», choose the option «Google Docs»;

9 of 14 Action to open a PDF document on Google Docs – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Action to open a PDF document in Google Docs – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 6. The document started in Google Docs is open for editing, as shown in the image below. That way, it can be edited, copied and have more text added.

10 of 14 PDF document open for editing on Google Docs – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

PDF document open for editing on Google Docs – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Using the Sejda online service

Step 1. Access the Sejda website (sejda.com/pt/pdf-editor) and press the «Upload PDF file» button;

11 of 14 Action to open the PDF file upload tool in the Sejda online service – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Action to open the PDF file upload tool in the Sejda online service – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 2. Choose the file using the explorer and select «Open»;

12 of 14 Action to upload a PDF file to the Sejda service – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Action to upload a PDF file to the Sejda service – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 3. The file will open open so you can make edits, copy text and add more paragraphs.

13 of 14 PDF file open for editing on the Sejda online service – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

PDF file open for editing on the Sejda online service – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

The text can also be copied when opening the document using the Adobe Reader program. In that case, use another computer text editor to paste what you copied and make other edits.

14 of 14 Action to copy text from a PDF document in Adobe Reader – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Action to copy text from a PDF document in Adobe Reader – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Use the tips to edit and copy snippets of PDF files on your computer.