How to Copy Text from PDF to Word Document without Line Breaks?

How to Copy Text from PDF to Word Document without Line Breaks?


How to Copy Text from PDF to Word without Line Breaks

Sometimes you need to copy text from a PDF document. If you just snatch the text and paste it straight into the word document, you will often get these sorts of effects, where the lines appear in half sentences:

copy from pdf document
So what we resort to is press “Delete” and then go to the end of the statement and again press delete and so on... So doing that is a very time-consuming exercise. Let me show you how this can be done in an automated way. 

How to Copy Text from PDF to Word Document without Line Breaks

At first, I will promptly illustrate you the trick then I will explain the logic behind that trick. So, click anywhere in the document. Press Ctrl H. That is what activate “Find and Replace”. Go to the “More” button and press “Special”. You will find the option called “Paragraph Mark” at the top. 

Find

Paragraph mark

Click on that then click on replace all (Note: If needed, you will use replace those with “space”). Press "No" to stop windows scanning the rest of the document. In the background, what happened is exactly it is what you were looking for. Now, how did it happen? Let me give you the logic now.

The logic of this trick

If you go to “Home” tab then click on the “Paragraph” (¶) icon; notice, after clicking on the “Paragraph” (¶) icon, this gives you the sign which is invisible and cannot be printed out. 

homae tabe and active paragraph mark

What you do when you press delete and give space. You are actually deleting the paragraph mark. So there is no keyboard key which actually replicates the paragraph mark. However, as we saw ctrl + H, the “More” and “Special” Button allows us to replicate to the power “p” which is the proxy for paragraph mark. So it’s an interesting trick. You will love it and try this when you will work with the next PDF documents.

I hope this small trick about “How to Copy Text from PDF to Word Document without Line Breaks?” will help you. If you have any question please mail me at fromsovan@gmail.com.

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How to Copy Text from PDF to Word Document without Line Breaks? How to Copy Text from PDF to Word Document without Line Breaks? Reviewed by From Sovan on July 26, 2018 Rating: 5

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