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unable to paste from clipboard into PDF document

Jan 20, 2012 11:27 AM

Tags: #acrobat #paste #clipboard

Recently Adobe updated my Acrobat to Now I'm unable to past images from clipboard into a pdf document. For example, using another windows program I might copy an image to the Windows clipboard, open up a pdf document, and click on the Edit menu expecting to be able to select Paste and paste the image from the windows clipboard onto a page in the PDF document. However, Paste is faded out in the Edit menu and is unselectable. I was doing this about 10 times a day and now that feature is unavailable to me. CTL-V also does not work.

  • JR_Boulay
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    Jan 22, 2012 4:31 AM   in reply to williamrd22
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    Mar 5, 2012 8:44 PM   in reply to williamrd22

    Hi William,


    Thanks for reporting the issue, we have been able to get a consistent way to reproduce the problem and are working on a fix.


    Meanwhile there is a workaround which you might find helpful:

    Before you paste, just open the comments panel on the right and close it. You need to do this just once per Reader session,



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    Aug 31, 2012 4:38 AM   in reply to AbhigyanModi

    Hi abhigyan,


    This workaround did not work form me. What did work for me was to paste it to Word then copy from Word to PDF.





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    Sep 17, 2012 10:13 AM   in reply to nldijkje

    Hi William,


    Not sure if you have had a resolution.

    This might work for you. After you copied the image to clipboard, go to acrobat document and select toos on the menu bar --> Comments & mark up --> Stamps --> paste clipboard image as stamp tool. Then you click on the place you want to paste your clipboard image. You can also resize it to the size you want.


    Hope this could help,



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