Capturing text from Preview (e.g., PDF)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rpolsdorfer, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. rpolsdorfer macrumors newbie

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    How does one capture text from a Preview file, such as a PDF file, for pasting into another application like Word? Simply selecting it does not work.
    Thanks.
     
  2. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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    selecting text in a pdf and pasting into word works for me :confused:

    not sure if you are trying to do something a little different to this, but yeah, it works on my end.
     
  3. gonyr macrumors 6502

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    It's easier to do this using adobe reader. I sometimes have issues getting preview to select text. Never a problem with adobe. I generally use preview to look at documents, but reader if I need to do anything with them.
     

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