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Just when I thought my copying/pasting problem was solved..... [closed]

asked 2013-06-12 03:16:11 +0200

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I just downloaded the latest version of LibreOffice and was surprised but delighted to see that my previous problems copying and pasting non-text (photos, drawings, graphs, etc.) had disappeared--almost. One problem remained: I was copying three pages from a PDF, and only one of the three pages (the last one highlighted) appeared in LibreWriter. So I had to do three separate copyings and pastings. Is there any way to avoid this?

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This could be due to a variety of things, include the nature of the PDF. Please provide an example PDF for others to test. Also indicate your platform.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-06-12 03:58:17 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-06-12 15:14:40 +0200

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Further investigation revealed I was quite premature in my conclusion that the latest version of LibreOffice solved all my problems--except one---in copying and pasting non-text material. The new version of LO certainly dramatically improved the situation--now I can copy/paste photos and graphics on web pages, for example. And with certain PDFs I'm able to copy/paste into LO, although only a page at a time. But for the vast majority of PDFs I'm not able to copy/paste ANY non-text material. It's as though it doesn't exist. What's interesting and puzzling is that, for no obvious reason, there are, as I said, a few PDFs where I am able to copy/paste to LO.

So instead of being concerned that those just-mentioned PDFs only permit page-at-a-time copying/pasting, I'm now preoccupied with my inability to do ANY copying and pasting from the vast majority of PDFs.

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Check the PDF spec version. If it is greater than v1.4 this may be the cause. PDFs vary a great deal according to how they are generated.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-06-13 02:13:49 +0200 )edit

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