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

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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

B.R.
satimis

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

satimis
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.

B.R.
satimis