We use large pdf files for survey data tables (typically 500-1000 pages). It would be very useful to be able to cut and paste tables into MS-Office applictions, but this is generally not available. However, I have been able to cut and paste from another pdf file.
Right click on the selected tables gives two different menus, even though the software is the same (Adobe reader 9). The file I can cut and paste from has a right-click menu 'Copy with formatting', which works fine - the survey tables don't have the 'Copy with formatting' option.
What causes this difference? Is it possible to get the copy with formatting option?
Apologies if this is really obvious - any help gratefully recieved.
"Copy with formatting" is available when working with a Tagged output PDF.
If the survey data tables' PDF is created via a reporting app it is most likely not a Tagged output PDF (and likely, not able to be processed out as a Tagged PDF).
Thank you, CtDave - it was worth a shot.