Copy Paste from Magazine Apps?

Huntn

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My initial searches regarding this ability (copy and paste text) while reading a Magazine on your iPad does not look promising. Is there a way to do this without jailbreaking?
Thanks!
 

SanjeevRana

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If it has share option, maybe try one of the links there to see if it opens the sharing app with all text in it and copy from there ... i did this with one of mine.
 

urkel

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The few magazines ive tried dont have this option. And its a shame because these magazines take a lot of space but I dont want to save libraries of magazines just to have access to a few pages of articles.
 

WordMasterRice

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From what I can tell mags on the iPad are pre-rendered pictures and not text so the only way to do it would be take a screenshot and then OCR it.
 

Huntn

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From what I can tell mags on the iPad are pre-rendered pictures and not text so the only way to do it would be take a screenshot and then OCR it.
Thanks for the suggestion. This is sounding more trouble than it's worth. In the Newsweek App I can share by sending a link to Facebook, Twitter, or email. As an experiment I've emailed it to myself, just to see what arrives. For most Newsweek/Daily Beast articles you can find them online... really. :) And if it's online, without having to come up with iPad screenshot and OCR Apps, it would be simpler to copy and paste from there.
 

Soundflunky

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Jalibreaking wouldn't help at all with this. Some of the magazines are literally just groups of PNGs and JPGs.
 
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