This is my first post in Adobe forums. I need your help.
I had Adobe Acrobat Pro Extended version 9 happily installed on my system. I loved the version 9 because it gave me the option of directly copying the tables in PDF and paste them in Microsoft Excel. I then installed Adobe Master Collection CS6, which, unfortunately, overwrote my Adobe Acrobat Pro Extended version 9 with Adobe Acrobat Pro X. Unfortunate, because, the Pro X version does not give the flexibility of simple copying of the tables the way version 9 did. This has greatly decreased my productivity.
Somewhere on the Internet someone suggested that version 9 and version Pro X can coexist; however, I am unable to execute the version 9 installer (.exe). Double-clicking the .exe does nothing at all now.
My questions to the learned users here are:
1. Can both Adobe Acrobat Pro Extended 9 and Adobe Acrobat Pro X coexist?
2. If yes, then can I install Adobe Acrobat Pro Extended 9 on top of the existing Adobe Acrobat Pro X installation, and how?
Please...this is urgent.
Thanks and regards,
Two versions of Acrobat cannot be installed side by side - you can only do it with Acrobat and Reader.
Rather than copying and pasting, in Acrobat X Pro you have the ability to directly export a selection as an XLSX file - simply drag a selection box over the entire table (or part of it), right click and choose Export Selection As. You should start and end the drag region outside the table border so your selection region shows a solid rectangle, rather than just selecting the text in each cell.
Thank you, Dave, for your quick response.
I have been exporting the table since I installed the Acrobat X Pro. This, to me, is a debilitating option. I work only with tables and work with more than 10 in an hour. That is the only reason why I installed Acrobat. Previously, I just had to copy and paste it directly into Excel, but now, I have to export it to a location, and open it. This is very time consuming. Any better way of doing it, or any update expected that would include this option from version 9?
Thanks again, Dave.
The change was necessary to allow more complex formatting to be carried over than was supported by the usual clipboard route - I'm not going to comment on what may be in future versions.
It would help to know your exact workflow - is there more than one table per PDF file? What are you doing to the data after it's converted?
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