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Re: PDF & cut-&-paste ???



Roberto Sanchez <rcsanchez97@yahoo.es> [2003:12:16:19:56:53-0500] scribed:
> Michael D Schleif wrote:
> >Roberto Sanchez <rcsanchez97@yahoo.es> [2003:12:16:16:43:11-0500] scribed:
> >
> >>Patrick Lesslie wrote:
> >>
> >>>On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 06:46:16PM +1100, Patrick Lesslie wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 01:05:44AM -0600, Michael D Schleif wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>Which PDF readers allow blocking and cut-&-paste?
> >>>>>
> >>>>>Also, which allow searching for text and phrases?
> >>>>
> >>>>xpdf allows cut and paste.  It feels funny because it is a
> >>>>pixel-wise block, but it works.
> >>>>
> >>>>For searching, it might be enough to use pdftotext | grep <string>
> >>>>I don't know which other ones allow searching.
> >>>
> >>>Ok, I take that back ... xpdf has a search button.
> >>
> >>Acroread also does both.  But it is non-free.
> >>
> >>-Roberto
> >
> >
> >That's just it -- I cannot get acroread (v5) to block-cut-&-paste.
> >
> >Yes, I know that it is possible to create PDF's without ability to do
> >that; but, the *same* PDF's from which I can cut-&-paste in windoze, I
> >_cannot_ cut-&-paste under debian.  Is there something other than the
> >text-select mode?
> >
> >What do you think?
> 
> Are those PDF docs optimized for Acrobat 6 (as opposed to Acrobat 5)?
> 
> -Roberto

No.  As a matter of fact, my résumé on my website was created prior to
v6, and I cannot cut-&-paste from that.

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