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"copy with formatting" option doesn't appear

New Here ,
Feb 08, 2018 Feb 08, 2018

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In Acrobat Pro DC, i want to copy a paragraph with its formatting and paste it in again, in the same pdf. When i highlight the text and right click, the only options i see are Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete and Select all. Similarly under the Edit menu, Copy with formatting does not appear. What should i do, is there preference i need to tick or untick somewhere to make it appear? thank you

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Community Expert , Feb 09, 2018 Feb 09, 2018

Select the text and right mouse click. Then you will see this:

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Feb 09, 2018 Feb 09, 2018

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Where do you find the suggestion that you will see this option? Perhaps we can help you unravel this advice.

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New Here ,
Jun 05, 2019 Jun 05, 2019

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I found something that worked for me.

Edit...Preferences...general...select Make Hand tool select text & images.

Remove the checkmark from "Make Hand tool read articles".

I just tried it on a whim and it worked. I have no idea why this solution was so difficult to locate.

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New Here ,
Jul 11, 2019 Jul 11, 2019

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Did the "copy with formatting" option become visible for you after this? Does not work for me at least.

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Jul 11, 2019 Jul 11, 2019

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What does you see in the menu?

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New Here ,
Jul 11, 2019 Jul 11, 2019

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I only get the copy option

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Jul 11, 2019 Jul 11, 2019

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You use Acrobat Reader. The option is not available in Acrobat Reader.

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Mar 11, 2023 Mar 11, 2023

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I am having the same problem, I have Adobe Pro.

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Feb 09, 2018 Feb 09, 2018

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Select the text and right mouse click. Then you will see this:

Bild61.jpg

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New Here ,
Jun 05, 2019 Jun 05, 2019

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Posting the same answer twice, when the original poster specifically states the option is missing, isn't very helpful.

I had to install on a new PC. I had that option before in the right-click context menu, but now it is missing.

I need to copy text with hyperlinks and can't find the answer to why the "copy with formatting" option is not there.

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Jul 15, 2020 Jul 15, 2020

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New Here ,
Jul 15, 2020 Jul 15, 2020

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The missing option Copy With Formatting is only available in Read Mode, not Edit Mode... I know Acrobat is a POS.

 

Leave Edit Mode and with the Selection Tool (the black arrow) you can select text and right click to find the Copy With Formatting option.

 

and no it was not 'Correctly answered by Bernd_Alheit', that answer wasn't even close.

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Oct 26, 2020 Oct 26, 2020

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When I paste it is still not keeping my formatting.  It is not lined up at all.

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Jan 21, 2023 Jan 21, 2023

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LOL WOW!! Can't believe this is the answer. Been searching around for 20 minutes. I can't believe this atrocious UX. Who would ever need to copy formatting in read mode and not edit mode?? It's like they're intentionally trying to make a garbage product...

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