Text copy impossible in kpdf

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Mon Apr 21 13:00:36 UTC 2008


Ignazio Palmisano wrote:

> Charles Trois wrote:
>> 
>> I have just met a small problem: when I drag the mouse to select some
>> text in kpdf, the option "copy as text to the clipboard" in the
>> contextual menu is not enabled, so that the operation is impossible.
>> 
>> apt-get says that the installed version of kpdf is the latest available.
>> 
>> Has someone an idea about this?
> 
> Is it a copy protected PDF? (silly question but worth a shot)

If this is the case (rather than it just being an image of text), the
solution is simple.  I have a copy-protected PDF where this is exactly the
situation.  Just go Settings / Configure KPDF and uncheck the box "Obey DRM
Limitations".
-- 
derek





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