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    Importing PDF (PowerPoint2000)

    I would like to import a chart that is in .pdf format into PowerPoint. Is there a way that I can do that and use it like a picture?

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    Re: Importing PDF (PowerPoint2000)

    If you activate the 'select' tool in Adobe Reader, you may be able to select the chart and copy it to the clipboard, then paste it into your PowerPoint presentation.

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    Re: Importing PDF (PowerPoint2000)

    Thank you for the reminder!! I get so busy using the advice that I forget to repost the outcome!! In this instance, I could copy to the clipboard. I tried right clicking to copy but there wasn't an option. And the option under "edit" didn't highlight the "copy" function.

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    Re: Importing PDF (PowerPoint2000)

    There are a few different select tools, the one with the "camera" ususally works best for this sort of thing. If you can't copy, perhaps the PDF is secured? Often a lock icon will appear on the status bar in these cases, or you can check File>Document Properties to see whether copying is prohibited. Usually a Windows screen shot still is possible (the PrintScreen button), and you can trim the image in Paint (or your favorite image editor) or crop it in PowerPoint.

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    Re: Importing PDF (PowerPoint2000)

    It depends on the way the chart has been created in the PDF file. If the select tool doesn't work, try the Snapshot tool (see screenshot below). You can use this to draw a rectangle about the chart, then right-click and copy to the clipboard.

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