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Old 04-08-2016, 02:56 PM   #1
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Copy text in pdf file


I just got a pdf of a repair manual for my car.

I need to copy a page and paste it in another document.

It won't let me copy text.

How can I make that copy and paste ?
 
Old 04-08-2016, 04:35 PM   #2
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I think, since I copied quite some text in my carreer (legally, of course) it depends on the reader. A drag with the mouse may not be an option, I assume. What I do (just tested) is drag the mouse over the text, right click, select "copy" and paste the text in an other document...
One other way could be to print it to file...select an other format, of course...
Looking on with interest...
Melissa
 
Old 04-08-2016, 04:45 PM   #3
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Melissa,

I found that evince lets me cut and paste pdf documents.
 
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I found that evince lets me cut and paste pdf documents.
Yay for the clever gang
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Old 04-08-2016, 06:48 PM   #5
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i use okular ( kde) copy / paste is a menu item
"text selection tool "
"table selection tool "

and with evince

copy/paste for text is normal
highlight and r-click and select copy
 
Old 04-08-2016, 07:23 PM   #6
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Thanks, I will try out okular.

In choosing a document editor, I went with LibreOffice.

OpenOffice is a pig at almost 1 Gb !!
 
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well Microsoft office is a hog at 20 gig of drive space
 
Old 04-08-2016, 07:43 PM   #8
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Not surprised.

I was not criticizing OpenOffice.

Though I have a ton of free space, I still want to make efficient use of disk space.

My Windows installation is about 50% bigger overall than Puppy Linux.

And I have a lot more programs in Linux.

My Windows video driver is 1 Gb.

Unbelievable it is so big just for a video driver !
 
  


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