Currently, I have the following setup wich works to return the LaTeX source code on selection/copy in the PDF output.

I am wondering if it is possible to redefine mathmode or $ to wrap its contents in the \copyable command.

The result I am hoping for is that all text typeset in mathmode can easily be copied from the generated PDF without the person typesetting the document to have to do more work.





\copyable{\( a-b \ne c+1\)}


EDIT after comment - I came up with this for now as a workaround for inline math and display math.

\cf for "copyable formula".


However, I would like to have it take effect everywhere in the document where math mode is used. Such that also takes effect when used in environments like for example eqnarray.

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    If you are using \( .. \) you can probably use etoolbox package and do \preto\({\BeginAccSupp{..}} and \appto\){\endAccSupp{}}. – Manuel Sep 4 '16 at 21:17
  • I am looking to redefine the internal mathmode in such a way that this takes effect on all environments which use it too. Updated my answer to reflect this. – Alexed Sep 6 '16 at 11:23

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