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### Is it possible to provide alternative text to use when copying text from the PDF?

I’m using XeLaTeX within MiKTeX and have the following problem. Let there be some acronym, e.g. USA. I would like to write it in real small caps using \textsc{usa} but these are, of course, lower-...
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### Techniques to make tabular contents copyable

Take the following table: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{|c|c|} 11 & 21 \\ 12 & 22 \\ \end{tabular} \end{document} What are the techniques to make this table text-...
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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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### produce copy-paste-able pdf output with correct indentation with listing

Here is a block of latex code to produce some Python code. I'd like to be able to copy and paste it into Python. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{listings} % Include the ...
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### How to have free accents in lstlisting

There are quiet some questions about getting accents like è into the lstlisting environment. But I actually want to have a free floating accent. However, Latex always changes it to some other symbol ...
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### Unwanted space around punctuation in copied & pasted listing

When I compile the .tex file below into .pdf using rubber -d mwe.tex and try to copy & paste the contents of the listing, I get spaces around . characters that were not present in the original ...
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### how to wrap a long terminal command without real line breaking?

this may look like a duplicate question to this one and many, but really I had a hardtime in finding the desired solution. The breaklines=true didn't work as it breaks the long command. Hence simple ...
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### LaTeX symbol for single quote mark that MATLAB will recognize

I'm writing MATLAB code in LaTeX and I would like to be able to cut and paste it directly into the MATLAB command window. One critical symbol is the ' (single quote). When processed by LaTeX it shows ...
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### Listing cut and paste in PDF

I am trying to get good copy-n-paste'able text from a LaTeX generated PDF using the listings package. I have three listings that all behave not as I'd like: Long lines are broken using breaklines ...