Unable to copy PDF that contains Text boxes and dropdowns

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Aug 05, 2022 Aug 05, 2022

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Hi , 

I create a PDF with Text boxes and dropdowns. Once the document has been filled I want to be able to copy and paste the whole document including the Text and dropdowns values into anoter applications.

Currently when I try to copy, it doesn't include the values entered in those Text and dropdown boxes. 

 

Would I be able to create a button that selects everything and copies it ? 

Or use Javascript to create a button that does that ?

 

Thank you. 

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You will need to flatten the fields to be able to copy their values along with the static contents of the file.

This can be done using a Custom Command (in Acrobat Pro DC) that executes the following JavaScript code:

this.flattenPages();

Note this process is NOT reversible, so make sure to save the file under a new name after flattening it, just in case.

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