The paste image turn to black on Microsoft Word

kcn
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I did experience when I tried to copy some PDF file's images ( ebook) and paste it on the microsoft word , the image turn to BLACK ( no image ) .

Why this happen and how to solve it ???
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Hello kcn,
does the image still stay black when it is no longer selected, e.g. if you select some other text?

If so, you may be looking at a copy prevention feature in the PDF.

cheers, teylyn

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If you find its an issue to copy the image from the PDF file due to security reasons.

You could do a screen capture of the PDF file. Once the screen capture is done
you could crop the picture out using a photo editor.
Save the photo to your PC and insert it in to your word document.

A simple and easy tutorial how to capture the screen is given at
http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/general/ht/winscreenshot.htm

captainTechnical Director

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Hi

How do you copy the image?

If it were a restricted Document  the Snapshot tool for copying is greyed out so you wouldn't be able to copy the image anyway.

You can check for restrictions in File => Document Properties=> Security tab and look for the Changes allowed list...

if you want to copy an image, you normally use the Snapshot tool (the one on the toolbar hat has a little camera icon), then draw a marquee around the image you want to copy and paste into word...

Let us know what copy&paste action you are using or post the PDF so we can look at this.

hth
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kcn

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On the PDF file , high light the image > right click > pop up " copy image " > select "copy image " > go to mcrosoft word > click "paste"

only see black background ( black image) ..

On the Document Properties > Security Tab > Security Method : non-security
captainTechnical Director

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Did you try the snapshot tool?
captainTechnical Director

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I think you have an issue with how the PDF objects are layered and that the image itself may not be top but a transparent layer may be before it.

Let us know if the snapshot tool provides remedy or post the PDF for us to have a look at it...
kcn

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If I use the snapshot like "winsnapshot" there is no problem . but if want to direct copy and paste it wouldn't work ....  That's why I post this question .

And very appreaciate for all the suggestions , I think this PDF have some special features that disallow to copy and paste the image ... Any other suggestion ???
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kcn,

as far as I see it, captainreiss has nailed it. The PDF can have several layers stacked on top of each other for each graphic, so what you actually copy and paste may not be the layer with the actual image. It does not look like copy and paste is being prevented by security settings.

The only other option I see is opening the PDF file with a PDF editor like Adobe Acrobat (not the free Reader software, but the Acrobat editor tool) and removing the layers that are sitting on top of the graphic that you want. But since Acrobat is not cheap, you may want to stick with a screen snapshot tool instead.

Tip: before taking a screen snapshot, size your graphic to be the optimum size for the target application. That way you can avoid scaling the image in the target and thus avoid problems that arise from scaling, i.e. blurriness and/or pixellation.

cheers, teylyn

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