How to Copy and Paste Text from a PDF File 1. Find the text you wish to copy. Tap it and hold it for 2 seconds. 2. Drag your finger to select the text. 3. Scroll to “Copy” at the pop-up menu and tap "Copy". 4. You can paste what you have copied anywhere you need (e.g. Notes). Have more questions? Submit a request 0 Comments Please sign in to leave a comment.