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Adobe Illustrator/copying engineering text from pdf data sheet


greetings i do not know what illustrator is but this is my question: i need to extract/copy the middle section of 26 pdf excel engineering data sheets to send to vendors, cannot send whole sheets because of proprietary information can you tell me simply, if possible, how to accomplish this is not homework assignment but a professional task
if you can help i would be happy to donate whatever i can i saw that your response time is very quick if before final response you need additional information let me know
you may have to talk a little lower level than full adobese
thank you

Hi Aamir,

Since you don't know Illustrator,
acrobat professional might be easier to edit. In Acrobat Pro you can use the content selection tool (found under the content panel) to select and remove the content.

Illustrator will require you to open the PDFs one page at a time to edit and then save out as separate pages.



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Kevin Stohlmeyer


I am an Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Community Professional and Adobe Freelance Professional. I travel nationally speaking on Adobe Creative Suite applications, including Illustrator and design. I can answer questions about Adobe Illustrator version CS1 through the all-new Creative Cloud.


I am an Adobe Certified Instructor for Adobe Illustrator and have been teaching this software in college/higher education and for an Adobe Authorized Training Center since 2000. I have been an active user of Adobe Illustrator as a professional graphic designer since 1994. I am also the author of the Adobe Illustrator Certified Expert Exam. I am a published author for Adobe Inspire Magazine, writing articles on Creative Suite applications including Photoshop, Illustrator and the Adobe Touch apps.

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