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Copy contents of pdf file to clip board

Postby Powderdog » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:03 pm

I'm sure that, a while back, I discovered a way to copy a pdf file and save it as an odt file. You can't just copy and paste. If you copy the contents of a pdf file and then try to paste into a Writer file, you get nothing. I'm pretty sure I posted the method in this forum. Now I can't remember how to do it.
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Re: copy contents of pdf file to clip board

Postby Bill » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:33 pm

Open the pdf file with a pdf reader. You should be able to copy the text and paste it in Writer.
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Re: copy contents of pdf file to clip board

Postby RoryOF » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:38 pm

Copying from a PDF file can be dependant on the permissions set by the PDF file author. It varies from PDF file to PDF file. I have just selected text in a PDF opened in Atril viewer, copied it, and pasted successfully into Writer.
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Re: Copy contents of pdf file to clip board

Postby John_Ha » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:54 pm

See PDF tutorial.
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See the Writer Guide, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and Writer for students.

Remember: Always save your Writer files as .odt files. - see here for the many reasons why.
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