help with copying and pasting with PDF files

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by showtime, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. showtime macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2007
    How can I copy an area from one PDF document and paste it on top of another PDF document? I have Adobe Acrobat if that'll help. Thanks!
  2. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2007
    Sorry do not know if this will help you or not, but the only way I know how to do this is bring both PDF files into photoshop. Copy and Paste the second PDF into the first PDF as a second layer. Flatten the two layers and create a new PDF, (if that is what the final file is to be).
  3. showtime thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2007
    Thanks. I might have to resort to photoshop?

    How about typing on a PDF? Is it possible to parts of a pdf and type over it?
  4. fireball370 macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2006
    bay area, ca
    If I remember correctly, you'll need Adobe Acrobat Professional, (NOT reader or standard)

    They've moved the menus around in CS4, but I think the option to edit copy on a PDF is located in

    Tools > Advanced Editing > Text Edit tool.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong.. (I have CS4 at work, but not here at home)

    Good luck!
  5. telecomm macrumors 65816


    Nov 30, 2003
    First the usual warning. You can do this in Acrobat (if you don't have the original files), but it's not the best way to do this. These changes are always best made to the originals.

    OK, try using the TouchUp Object tool. You can select an object (say, a text panel), copy it and paste it into another document. You may need to use the TouchUp Text tool to clean up any extra stuff that gets copied over.

    Also, you could insert text into a transparent text box with no outline (just like Word).
  6. showtime thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2007
    Thanks for all the tips!

    The TouchUp Object tool worked perfectly. Thanks again everyone!

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