The PDF is, known by and large, as a preservation format. As such, PDFs often contain useful and informative content. Unsurprisingly, it would then make sense that you would often, and for different types of projects, need to copy textual information from those PDF files to use in alternative programs such as Word or Excel.
Yet, it is difficult to get text in a PDF to editable content. There are limitations to what you can do with it. Fortunately, like Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat 11 Pro offers simple tools for basic copying and pasting text.