Copying Text from Bluebeam

  • Copying Text from Bluebeam

    Posted by Matt Hackman on July 6, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    When copying text from Bluebeam that has multiple lines and pasting somewhere else, the paste will keep the line returns precisely as shown in Bluebeam and I will need to delete the return and add a space to get the text formatted into my excel/word file. Is there a tip/fix for this?

    Doug McLean replied 1 year, 4 months ago 6 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Vince

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    July 6, 2022 at 2:22 pm
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    If you paste into Excel you can then use the ‘Textjoin’ function to create a single line then delete the original text e.g. if you have copied & pasted from Bluebeam and you have text in cells A1 to A9 then use

    =TEXTJOIN(” “,,A1:A9)

    • Matt Hackman

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      July 6, 2022 at 2:35 pm
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      Awesome thank you.

      What about if I pasted it all into a single cell and it retains all the returns?

      • Vince

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        July 6, 2022 at 2:39 pm
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        Try =SUBSTITUTE(A1,CHAR(10), ” “)

  • David Cutler

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    July 6, 2022 at 3:45 pm
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    I’ve had good luck saving PDFs as Word documents and then copying the text I need from there. I can’t say that I’ve ever tried it with a drawing though…

    • Doug McLean

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      Try the Export to Word function.

      Might work better

  • Vince

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    There is also supposed to be another method in Excel using the ‘Find and Replace’ function.

    Apparently in the find box you press ctrl + j the. In the replace box you put a space.

    I’ve managed to get this to work a couple of times but most of the time I get an error message.

    I’m not sure if there is a similar function in Word?

    • Paul Kuehnel

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      February 15, 2023 at 8:32 pm
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      In word, select the text you have pasted > click ctrl+H (find and replace) > click the “more” button > place your cursor in the find field > click “special” at the bottom of the window > paragraph mark > leave the replace field blank > click replace all.

      This will find all the paragraph marks in your selected text and delete them (replace them with nothing).

  • Troy DeGroot

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    July 7, 2022 at 2:02 pm
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    @matt-hackman Have you tried the export to Excel or Word functions under the File menu? You can draw a region around a drawing schedule and export it directly to Excel. Maybe this would help?…

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