{copy-paste} is about copying text and other elements from one place (often a PDF file) and allowing it to be pasted. Searching for text (in a PDF file) is a process closely related to copying because both use the OCR (optical character recognition) layer in the PDF file.

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Viewer-independent copyable spaces at the beginning of a line?

I need to include a couple of Python code listings, where the indentation of the lines (using some number of spaces) is significant. I would like for the code listings to be copyable, so the spaces at ...
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tilde and scalable fonts

I regularly use a combination of pslatex.sty and pdflatex to produce pdf documents. Some of this are for student use and I have come across a problem with the tilde character. Using default LaTeX ...
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The pdf generated by xetex cannot be “copy-and-paste” [closed]

I just began to use xelatex generating my resume. As a matter of fact, I want the generated pdf file to be searchable, and the contents can be "copy-and-paste". But some parts of the pdf can be well ...
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Weird text when copying from PDF

\documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[swedish]{babel} \usepackage{fullpage} \begin{document} åäö \end{document} Making a PDF from this creates a ...
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Copy-pasting leading whitespace and blank lines in listings package (pdf) [duplicate]

I'm trying to use the listings package to typeset some code in a PDF document, in a way that allows me to copy-paste the resulting code. This mostly works well, if ...
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Making “C♯” on my resume searchable

As discussed on How to make the correct hash-symbol in C Sharp, I chose to render the name of the C# language on my resume as C$^\sharp$ I'd like to keep that typographical touch. But I'm afraid ...
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Deny copy in pdf [duplicate]

I want to create a pdf file with non-copyable properties for text. It can encrypt text to some code (such as ASCII), deny copy paragraph. I found some examples on web about this. I must use font 13pt ...
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Make a command to mark a text and class them for text analyze

Sorry for my English, I'm French and it's my first post on this forum, but I'm a frequent visitor of this forum, thanks for all ;) My problem is this : I'm working with transcriptions of 35 ...
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Creating PDF (resume) suitable for automated text extraction

I have created a nice LaTeX resume. However, having uploaded it to an online job search I am worried the automated extraction does not perform well. Are there any specific packages or other tips to ...
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Copy oldstyle numbers from pdf (Minion Pro) [closed]

I can't get LuaLaTeX (0.76.0-2013061707, current TeXLive) to produce a pdf with copyable (in adobe reader) oldstyle numbers with the Minion Pro font. I tried the method here, but I get the error ...
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Searching for Euro symbol

I found egreg's answer to the question "eurosym seems to not be working" some time ago and it works perfect if I compile using pdflatex, but if I compile using latex dvips ps2pdf the Euro symbol is ...
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Making LaTeX tabular environment behave well under copy/paste [closed]

Whenever I copy a table created with the LaTeX tabular environment from the output .pdf file and paste it into a word processor, all the entries go to different lines. Worse, the first column is ...
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Making equations copyable in pdf

I would like to write a .pdf, where my readers could copy the rendered formulae and paste them directly in their TeX documents. And the copied text would automatically be: \int x\sin ...
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How to copy/paste from lstlistings? [duplicate]

I'm trying to write code in a LaTeX document that can be copy/pasted from an outputted pdf using Adobe Reader and that also word wraps, rather than breach the right margin. I've found that in ...
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Cannot copy text from the simplest PDF file?

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} We define multiplication by $$v_1x = 0,\quad v_2x = v_1,\quad v_1y = -v_1,\quad v_2y = v_1$$ \end{document} which looks ...
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Change the way XeTeX sees a string before running/building PDF

For some reason, I'm really struggling to articulate my question, so let me apologise in advance. I may not be approaching this from the right angle. I'm working in XeTeX (and it's far too late to ...
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copy&paste: diacritics and special characters [closed]

Why can't I correctly copy&paste from my pdf documents (created by LuaLaTeX)? E.g., I get Faḫr al-Din̄ al-Rāzī instead of Faḫr al-Dīn al-Rāzī. Surprisingly, most other things (including Arabic ...
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TeXShop auto-deletion of certain groups of pasted in characters

For my LaTeX equations I use Mathtype's excellent capability of copying equations as TeX code. My minor problem arises when I want numbered equations in LaTeX and also want to type the equation in ...
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How can I copy a text in Spanish, and avoid removing every single accent in the whole text?

That's my problem folks. I have to do a language work, and I can't copy text, without removing every accents.
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import/(copy in) math from Pdf

Is it possible to import/(copy in) a pdf-file including formulas and math to Lyx while keeping the math unchanged/editable/usable?
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Problems With Text Encoding While Cutting [duplicate]

Introduction I'm learning how to type with LaTeX and I've found that the character encoding is very important to get good results. I find myself copying parts from pdf documents such as problem ...
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How can I get a PDF with copyable text if I need to use \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}? [duplicate]

Consider the following situation: A .tex file with the following content: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} Let it be. \end{document} The file is compiled by ...
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Is \Copy already in use by any package?

I'm working on my copypaste package to address a confusing feature that Seamus has kindly drawn my attention to. \yank copies text and commands from a LaTeX document onto a "clipboard", and \paste ...
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Copy from PDF without line breaks at end of each line

When I produce the PDF, open it and copy the paragraph into notepad, there is a forced line break at the end of every line in the PDF. Is there a way to get over this, so that I can copy the paragraph ...
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Encoding to be able to search pdf

I am writing a document in Czech. I want To be able to fully search the pdf (at the moment I can search only for words with non-Czech characters, but I want to be able to search with Czech ...
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Are there any (La)TeX editors that accept pasting rich text?

If I copy text to the clipboard from a PDF file, web page, email, or Word document and then paste it to Word or Thunderbird, it is recognized as rich text and converted to Word's or Thunderbird's ...
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Can we make ligatures copy-and-pastable? [duplicate]

Is there a straightforward way to make ligatures more copy-and-pastable? I know that by using \usepackage[t1]{fontenc} that many glyphs like accented and umlauted characters become ...
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Copying LaTeX from a PDF

Is there a way to copy from a PDF to a LaTeX document? Whenever I do it, it copies in with weird symbols in the place of LaTeX commands for example: $$f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$$ copies in ...
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How can I make source code included with minted copyable?

Is it possible to make source code with minted copyable? Here is a minimal example how I include source code (completely, with minimal java code, on GitHub): \documentclass{beamer} ...
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PDF that can be scanned faster by a PDF reader [closed]

Searching words with Ctrl+F in common PDF readers takes sometimes very long. The time does not correlate with the number of pages, or the number of embedded pictures. What causes slow fulltext ...
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Copy Czech characters from PDF with charter font

I wanna be able to copy czech characters from PDF, but for some reason it doesn´t work. here is my code: \usepackage{cmap} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{charter} ...
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Copy-and-paste of mathematical formulas pastes the unformatted, raw TeX

For instance: Copy Paste in a new location Result: x^{2} LyX 2.0.4 (new)/MiKTeX/Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
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How to produce character-by-character-pastable visual output that is a function of the (intended-to-paste-as-such) source code input?

Note: The original phrasing of my question was this: How to use accsupp to produce all-upercase in the visual output from input that should paste in its original, ordinary-case form? However I think a ...
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1answer
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Hyphens at end of line disappear upon pasting, even if they were present in the input

When I paste text from pdflatex output, there are two things about hyphens that I would like to change: Hyphens paste as "hyphen-minus" (U+002D, "-"), but I would prefer the newer Unicode character ...
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How to make slash (/) paste with correct Unicode codepoint depending on context?

Unicode offers different characters for the slash: U+002F (/) for the ordinary slash U+2215 (∕) for the mathematical division operator U+2044 (⁄) to designate vulgar fractions How can I have these ...
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XeLaTeX oldstyle figures search/copy [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Small-caps, old-style numbers, and some ligatures produce odd symbols in PDF copy text? How can I make XeLaTeX produce PDFs that can be searched/copied? In particular, ...
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pasting small circled (\textcircled) letters leads to incorrect (reversed) Unicode codepoint sequence for combining circle

When I try to circle a small letter, compile (using glyphtounicode.tex), and then paste the resulting text, the combining circle (U+20DD) appears before the letter (here: "b") even though it, being a ...
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How do I paste codepoints outside of the basic multilingual plane with accsupp or \pdfglyphtounicode?

As described in the answers to this question, the accsupp package can be used to have symbols paste as arbitrary Unicode codepoints. For example you might want to write something like the following, ...
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How to make apostrophes appear normally when copy-pasting from a MS Word document?

I have a report written in MS Word which I would like to turn into a LaTeX document. I copy-pasted the content of the document in my LaTeX editor (TeXShop, LaTeX, pdfTeX) and everything comes out fine ...
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Weird behaviour of copying - no space between words

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{tgtermes} \begin{document} Polska, Rzeczpospolita Polska -- państwo unitarne w Europie Środkowej, położone ...
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Unable to copy _ from pdf

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1,OT4]{fontenc} \begin{document} Text with \_. \end{document} In PDF there is a correct output: Text with _. But when I select and copy it I get: Text with . It ...
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Can PDF search find words with ligatures in XeLaTeX-documents?

Is there some way allow PDF search to find words with ligatures? I use XeLaTeX. \documentclass{book} \begin{document} Prefix. \end{document} In the resulting pdf file, searching for the word ...
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How to fix missing or incorrect mappings from glyphtounicode.tex

glyphtounicode.tex has been described as the best solution for generating copy-and-pasteable symbols. However, I find that various symbols that I need to use do not paste as the appropriate Unicode ...
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Incompatibilities of cmap with fontenc/hyperref?

The following code doesn't compile (with pdflatex) \documentclass{article} \usepackage{cmap} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[pdfa=true]{hyperref} \begin{document} Hello. \end{document} ...
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What are good ways to make pdflatex output copy-and-pasteable?

One frequent aspect of pdflatex output that could be improved is to what extent one can select text output from the generated pdf-file and copy-and-paste it. This is essentially an issue of having the ...
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How to copy contents of one file to another?

So I have a .txt-file and I need to import the data line per line. That works like it should. I need however to adapt the contents loaded into a command an write it to another .txt file that later ...
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Remove hyphen from word spanning two lines in text copied from a pdf file

If I copy text from a PDF and a word is hyphenated and spans two lines, the copied text contains the "-". For example: Examp- le should be copied as Example not Examp-le The problem is ...
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Cannot copy letters with diacritics from pdflatex PDF

I have problem with copying text from PDF file. I am using these packages in my document: \usepackage[slovak]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} However when I generate ...
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pdf files show “fi”, but searching for or copying them does not work

When I pdflatex text containing "fi", e.g. "infinite", the resulting pdf-file looks correct, e.g. "infinite" is shown in the text. But when I search the pdf file for "infinite", 0 occurrences are ...
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Is there a LaTeX trick to prevent a PDF viewer from copying the line number?

A PDF output is obtained by compiling the following code. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{listings} \lstset { language={[LaTeX]TeX}, numbers=left, ...