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When I create a PDF using pdflatex, I can neither copy from it nor search across lines. Is there any way to make these things possible? I tried cmap, but it doesn't help at all.

Here is an example document containing the preamble I typically use, minus the stuff that I'm certain that it isn't related to this problem.

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closed as off topic by Boris, Werner, Jake, Ryan Reich, Lev Bishop Dec 14 '11 at 2:16

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I am able to copy from a PDF a created using your example, using either sumatraPDF or Adobe Reader as the PDF viewer. Maybe your PDF viewer is broken? – Lev Bishop Dec 13 '11 at 23:50
Indeed, it works with Sumatra but not with Evince. I'm uninstalling that piece of crap right now. Ridiculous. – Erik Dec 13 '11 at 23:54
Then we probably should close this question: it is about Evince bugs rather than TeX problems... – Boris Dec 14 '11 at 0:39