Technical PDF Related Questions

  • I want to copy and paste from a PDF document, but I can't seem to select any text. How do I copy and paste?

    If you are using an Adobe product, you must first select the text tool (look for the T on the toolbar) instead of the hand. Then select the text, and either right-click and choose copy, or use the copy icon. If you cannot select the text, then the PDF is a scanned image. Scanned documents in PDF act just like photographs. You will not be able to copy and paste from a scanned image.

  • Why do I get the message “Error reading, linearized hint data"?

    If you are using Adobe Reader the settings may need to be changed in order to view the document. Go to Edit, Preferences, Internet, and uncheck "Allow Fast Web View."