Working with PDF files in interactive containers

To

Click the PDF file to select it, then:

Copy text from a PDF file in an interactive container

Windows: Select the text to copy and press Ctrl+C.

macOS: Select the text to copy and press Command-C. Or, choose Edit menu > Copy Text.

Copy a PDF file in an interactive container

Windows: Choose Edit menu > Copy.

macOS: Hold down the Option key and choose Edit menu > Copy.

Delete a PDF file from an interactive container

Choose Edit menu > Clear.

Notes 

  • v19.2.2 or earlier (Windows): Be sure that a web browser plug-in to view PDF files is installed on your local computer. If one is not installed, Insert menu > PDF will be unavailable and you won't be able to work with PDF files in interactive containers. Starting in version 19.3.1, no web browser plug-in is required.

  • When a PDF file is selected in an interactive container, some keyboard shortcuts may work differently. For example, you cannot press Ctrl+L (Windows) to switch to Layout mode. You cannot press Ctrl+Shift+D (Windows) to display the Manage Database dialog box.