View Full Version : A simple question on copy and paste

1st June 2006, 04:38 AM
Hi folks,


What will be the simple way to copy and paste selected text/paragraph from .ps/.pdf file on text editor?

Occasionally I printed technical documents on Internet as .ps file. However I was unable to copy/paste their content on .txt file without going through a long way, treating them as graphic file. Conversion .ps -> .pdf -> .html was not alway working perfectively without error. The version of Acroread (Acrobat Reader) running on this box does not have text-selecting function. Saving technical documents on Internet as .html file is sometimes failed (no indication as read only)

Please shed me some light. TIA


1st June 2006, 03:09 PM
I am guessing here...but I think you would use ghostscript...

1st June 2006, 04:06 PM
Hi sailor,

I am guessing here...but I think you would use ghostscript...I used KGhostView reading .ps files and Acroread/KPDF reading .pdf files respsectively.

I used postscipt printer to print the document as a .ps file. This is a problem which I discovered later. So the .pdf file converted from it also got problem.

If I download a .pdf file from Internet its text/paragraph can be selected and copied and pasted to a .txt file or even .doc file. But I could not discover what mistake has been committed in printing an Internet document with postscript printer.