How to Copy and Paste PDF Content into a New File

By Techwalla Contributor

With more and more information being shared on the Web as PDF content, it is important to know how to gather that information and save it in a file that you can later use. Copy content from a PDF file and paste it into a new file on your word processing program. The keyboard commands are the same used in most computer programs you work in throughout the day.

Things You'll Need

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Word processing software

Step 1

Open Adobe Acrobat, your computer's PDF reading and editing software.

Step 2

Open the PDF file.

Step 3

Select the words you wish to copy and paste. To select the content, place the cursor at the beginning of the first word, hold down the left mouse button and drag the mouse down to the end of the last word to copy.

Step 4

Copy content to your clipboard. Once the words are selected, hold down the "CTRL" key and hit the "C" key. This copies the words to your virtual clipboard.

Step 5

Paste or move the content to your word processor. Bring your word processing software to the foremost window. Using the mouse, click the cursor anywhere in the new document. Hold down the "CTRL" key again and hit the "V" key. This will move the information in to the new file.

Step 6

Title and save the document. Now the information that was once in the PDF is in a workable word processing document.