To extract text from PDF could be troublesome

PDF as one of the most popular document formats across the world has been widely used by enormous businesspeople since it was published decades ago. There have been many relevant programs trying to solve PDF user’s problem available in the market, such as Adobe Acrobat, Nitro PDF, Soda PDF and PDFelement etc., they are distinguished from each other in various cost performances. Now I would like to introduce you a new application called VivPDF which is very simple and smart with quite high cost-efficiency. It contains almost all the usual functions which can solve PDF users’ major problems with several clicks of the mouse. You can get it at Anniesoft Official Website

Copy Text from PDF

Why I introduce VivPDF here is because this application could quickly solve your problems when dealing with files in PDF format at daily paperwork, of course, also including copy text from PDF. Well, let’s follow the instructions below to see how we could copy the text from PDF.

Copy Text from PDF

Since you would like to copy the text from a PDF file, the first thing you should do is to make it clear whether the PDF is scanned one or not. For they are different formats so we have to cope them with little different methods.

Copy text from a common PDF file

Materials: Text in PDF

Tool: VivPDF (PDF editor recommended)

Download URL: PDF editor download

  • Launch VivPDF and upload document

    Run VivPDF, click “File”, and choose “Open” from the drop-down menu to load the document that you want to copy from

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  • Pick the text

    If the document is not scanned one, the text could be picked up by click “Edit” option. Now use your mouse to select the content you want to copy.

    Copy Text from PDF
  • Copy the text

    Right-click your mouse, and choose copy in the drop-down menu.

    Copy Text from PDF
  • Paste the text and save it

    Open the file where you would like to paste the text you picked up in the PDF, for example, open Word, then place the cursor from where you want to paste the text and choose “Paste Options” the text will be copied to the designated document.

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Copy the text from scanned PDF file

Materials: Text in PDF

Tool: VivPDF (PDF editor recommended)

Download URL: PDF editor download

  • Run VivPDF, and upload the PDF file

    Please run VivPDF and upload the scanned PDF

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  • Recognize the text

    Choose “OCR” option, find the “Text Recognition” in the menu from right side. Make settings in the pop-up window coming latter. The text will be recognized from the scanned PDF, that is to say that the text will become editable.

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  • Pick up the text

    Pick up text you would like to copy from PDF file

    Copy Text from PDF
  • Paste the text

    Paste the content you picked up from the PDF to the target file, as in Word for example.

    Copy Text from PDF

    In this situation, the OCR function is contained in VivPDF’s pro version, 39 USD for permanent service. You could find it in Anniesoft’s homepage and buy pro license to update your VivPDF to pro version.

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Copy text from PDF with watermark

There is still another tricky situation PDF users may meet. What if the PDF file have watermark on it.

The solution is very simple, let’s remove the watermark before we start copying process.

  • Run VivPDF and choose page menu

    Run VivPDF, then choose “Pages” to call out the menu bar from the right side.

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  • Find “Watermark” from the submenu “Page Design”

    Users could find watermark option from the submenu of “Page design”

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  • Remove the watermark

    Click “Watermark”, select the “Remove…” confirm “OK” at the pop-up window to complete the task.

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  • Copy the text

    Then you have a clear document to copy the text to anywhere you want.

    If you have further question about watermark, please refer to another article: Several different ways to add watermark to PDF file.