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New Here ,
Jul 01, 2020

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Is there a way to only select text and not the background images behind the text in adobe acrobat DC? Every time I select all the text I want to copy or move, it moves all the background images behind it as well. I only want to select the text. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 01, 2020

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You should be able to select the text separately from the image. How are you selecting the content? 

Typically, if you have a PDF open and have gone into editing the document, you will be able to click to select individual items - text blocks, images, to move or edit.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 01, 2020

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Hi bit,

 

Does everything turn blue when you click on the page? If so, than you need to OCR the page. I do not know what Acrobat DC looks like, only Acrobat Pro DC so I can't tell you what to look for. But someone will chime in.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Jul 02, 2020

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OCR in Acrobat is called "Text Recognition".

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New Here ,
Oct 22, 2020

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I'm having the same problem. This should be a super-simple edit, but in order to select the text, it's OCRing the page and messing everything up (lines disconnecting, images skewing - it's maddening).

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