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how to copy text and numbers from Excel to PDF Acrobat Pro DC

New Here ,
Feb 12, 2021 Feb 12, 2021

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My IT setup my Laptop ompletely new and since that I am trying to copy text and numbers from Excel to my PDF. But it only appears as a picture on the PDF and not as text. Why? Our IT has no one familiar with Adobe. I am issuing shipping documents and the PDF is a template where I copy existing Excel fields into the existing field in PDF. Before it worked fine but now suddenly not

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Feb 14, 2021 Feb 14, 2021

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Are you able to select the text in the PDF file one word at a time? If not, then it's not real text, but an image of text.

You can try running Text Recognition on it to convert it from an image to real text. If successful you will be able to copy it to other applications as text.

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Feb 22, 2021 Feb 22, 2021

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In the meantime it is working line in the past. I have an Excel table and can copy the text from Excel into the PDF file again. It is no longer a a picture. Maybe Adobe updated the program. No idea. But my colleagues had the same problem earlier last week. 

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