How to Copy Text from PDF

Copy PDF text and paste it into an editable document

Oftentimes, the simplest tasks you need to perform with PDFs can be the hardest if you can’t accomplish them properly.

Trying to copy text from PDF pages, for instance, is probably one of the most common tasks everyone does with a PDF. It serves as a quick, makeshift data extraction solution that can be done on the spot and with nothing more than a couple of clicks of the button.

Yet, if you’ve ever done so, you may have come across issues when pasting the text into another application. The text can come out skewed, misformatted and distorted, or rendered illegible. This alone is a major reason why it’s always recommended to convert PDF content completely instead.

Fortunately, if you use Able2Extract Professional as your PDF viewer, you get the best of both worlds. You get to copy text from PDF content on a whole other level to ensure those issues don’t happen.

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How To Convert JPG to Excel with Able2Extract Professional

Converting JPG images to Excel spreadsheets

We have long spoken about Able2Extract’s capabilities when it comes to PDF to Excel conversion, yet there’s still one trick that we haven’t delved into in detail yet. 

Now, you may know that you can convert any file to Excel – that is, any file that can be printed can be converted to Excel. So, in effect, you can convert tables in PowerPoint or tables in Microsoft Word to Excel. 

But this doesn’t only mean you can convert digital documents. Did you know that you can also convert JPEG to Excel? 

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You can switch your Able2Extract license to a home computer

With COVID-19 self isolation, workers have been adjusting to a new daily routine. Major businesses, and small brick-and-mortar private businesses, have had to quickly adapt and prepare for shifting document workflows online, bracing themselves for higher volumes in online transactions over in-person interactions. Right now, technology is crucial to keeping customers connected to stores and services.

Indeed, businesses and professionals have to keep moving forward by figuring out how to make  that transition work. To that end, digital tools are doing the heavy lifting, and this has been the new normal for a couple of months. 

As early as the first two weeks of March, Google search terms related to working from home such as: “remote working,” “work from home,” “best webcam,” “best computer monitor,” and “best docking station,” have shot up, a clear indication that workers are looking for tips, tools or both to set themselves up.

As companies try to bridge the gaps in workflows, cloud and online tools are further solidifying themselves as staples in the remote working space. For instance, Zoom is a growing favorite conferencing tool to keep virtual company meetings going.  Google Docs continues to be a front runner to help teams collaborate on documents. And Basecamp is a popular tool of choice for keeping teams connected and updated.

Teams, businesses and document workflows aren’t stopping. Even those that involve Able2Extract Professional.

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Journalism Technology Toolbox | Clean, Analyse & Visualize Data

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As you may know, we’ve started up the first annual Investintech – CAJ Data Journalism scholarship, and we wanted to take a moment to focus on you, the student, who may be interested in applying.

The scholarship is aimed at helping students develop strong storytelling chops and the data skills to back it up, now a common expectation in the journalism industry. 

As a student, you can expect to come up against a number of challenges as you embark on your career, not only financially, but also technically.

The storytelling tools you need come in all shapes and forms. Thus, if you’re just getting your feet wet as a student journalist, we’ve put together a few tip offs on some tools you can expect to encounter in your career as a journalist, and where they may help you out the most.

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How To Annotate and Review PDF Files

Annotating and reviewing PDF content

Dealing with PDF documents for business, research or academic purposes requires different types of reading and reviewing. In most cases, it also requires interacting with the text, namely marking up text, highlighting passages or underlining important points.

For instance, with business documents, you can come across company content such as business contracts or departmental information you’d need to collaborate amongst your colleagues. 

Highlighting text and writing short summaries in the margins for academic and school readings is a regular habit that can’t be avoided while studying. 

Moreover, heavy research would normally require that you mark up, cross-reference or make notes on significant data or statistics 

Now that most documents are digital, though, how do you do all of that electronically? 

We’ll show you how you can fully annotate your PDF using Able2Extract PDF Converter and Editor in all three of the above instance, putting this feature into context for you.

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