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Old 03-03-2021, 10:49 AM   #1
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I want to be able to cut and paste sections of PDF pages from technical documents that are stored on my hard drive.
Looking for a free or low cost software.
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:07 AM   #2
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You can do it with Word. The file open dialog should show pdfs as well as docxs.

Once PDF is open in Word, you can copy and paste from it as you normally would.
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:11 AM   #3
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My company provides "Bluebeam" for our field computers. I use it to draw weld maps and modify PDF files to suit our work. I heard that we use it due to the lower cost compared to other PDF programs.

I am a construction worker and am by no means technically savvy but Bluebeam seems to work well for me.
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:16 AM   #4
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You can do it with Word. The file open dialog should show pdfs as well as docxs.

Once PDF is open in Word, you can copy and paste from it as you normally would.
I tried it. A bit cumbersome.
I have to convert the whole manual to Word, then copy the table or diagram that I want to use and paste it into another Word doc.
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:38 AM   #5
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My company provides "Bluebeam" for our field computers. I use it to draw weld maps and modify PDF files to suit our work. I heard that we use it due to the lower cost compared to other PDF programs.

I am a construction worker and am by no means technically savvy but Bluebeam seems to work well for me.
Used bluebeam once on a construction management job. Takes a bit getting used to if you're used to only using Acrobat but not too hard of a learning curve.
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Old 03-03-2021, 01:19 PM   #6
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You're trying to get fragments of pages? Or trying to lift entire pages out?

Are you trying to extract text? Keep the content editable?

Can you just screen shot it and be on your way?
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Old 03-03-2021, 01:36 PM   #7
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You're trying to get fragments of pages? Or trying to lift entire pages out?

Are you trying to extract text? Keep the content editable?

Can you just screen shot it and be on your way?
I was also gonna say, unsarcastically, depending on what it is, never underestimate the power of MS Paint.
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Old 03-03-2021, 02:23 PM   #8
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Old 03-03-2021, 03:59 PM   #9
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I want to lift parts of pages.
Can't you just select and copy/paste from your reader?

I guess you want to pull out formatted text tables and keep the formatting (and the text)?

I think that's going to be a trick with any tool, frankly.

Preview with the Mac struggles with that, I'd assume Acrobat is "better" at it, but I don't know.
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