However, with the security settings on them I don't seem to be able to selct and copy individual ship SDSs.
Actually, you can copy/paste individual Logs using Adobe's 'Snapshot' tool. Click on 'Tools' on top of the pdf viewer, then scroll down to 'Select & Zoom' (you'll get a drop down menu), then click on 'Snapshot Tool'. This brings up a cursor that looks like a crosshair. Lay the crosshair on the corner of the log you want, left click your mouse and drag the crosshair to the opposite corner of the log, release and the log is copied (you'll get a dialog box so stating and the colors will reverse on the area chosen to copy). Move to a word or excell sheet, right click, hit paste, and there's your log. Once on the sheet, you can move it around and resize it, just like you would a picture jpg or gif. Using this neat little tool, you can use the ship logs as a database with which to assemble you own OOBs for whatever battle you want. Hope this helps!