Is there definitely text available? (Can you highlight it)?
This seems a strange way of working though - why not copy from Draw to Word?
Hi. Thanks for responding. This is my first time with forum and I didn't know what would happen. In terms of a strange way of working, I was trying out what was possible with DC because I am using the trial version with a view to buying. So I wanted to know if it was true that I should be able to copy and paste from a PDF into Word. It didn't work.
However, you have already helped me because your response made me go back and try again to make sure the text was highlighted. This time it did work, which was a surprise, so I am wondering if previously I was trying to copy and paste after opening the file with Reader rather than Acrobat.
Thanks. Do you have any other advice about DC (and I want my own version not a cloud version) for a novice??
Well I guess this didn't get to Test Screen Name because I haven't had an answer yet. In the interim I have tried again and rediscovered what I did originally when the copy/paste didn't work. I opened DC, chose Edit PDF from the Tools tab and from there opened the PDF I had created in Corel. Little boxes with handles showed up around each slab of text (which was arranged in a table). I think I chose Copy when I was mousing on the boxes instead of selecting text. However, I can only select slab of text at a time, which is painstakingly slow in a 9 x 2 table. So a bit of a dumb function.
However, because of the response above I started a different way. I went to the file in Explorer first and opened it with DC from there. Then I could drag over all the text I wanted and copy and paste it. It didn't lay out as the table, but it was much easier to massage into what I wanted.
I don't know who I'm talking to here, but thanks for listening.