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I've got a chunk of text with mixed formatting (bold, italic, underlined), all of which is in the same font luckily. The thing is, when I copy+paste text from the Word document to a PDF using Adobe Acrobat, it instantly loses all formatting

Do you guys know how to keep text formatting while copy + pasting???

Thank you!

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Not an answer to your query, but how about saving as PDF in Word and then editing the file in Acrobat instead? – Karan Jun 7 '13 at 5:37
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If you're using Acrobat Pro and you have the plug-in for Word you can export the Word Doc as a PDF then open it in Acrobat Pro and select the object with the arrow tool and copy and paste it into the other PDF.

Rich Text in Acrobat Forms: If you're trying to copy and paste type into a PDF's form field in Acrobat Pro, you'll need to make the form field a rich text field (under properties for the field).

Rich Text

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Pefect, that works!!! – Sebastian Rivas Jun 7 '13 at 16:04

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