Q&A Best PDF viewers for copying to clipboard from the PDF text?

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It appears to me as though some PDF viewers don't allow you to copy segments of the PDF text to your clipboard. With others they make it quite a pain in the neck. Are there any PDF viewers that make copying quick and easy?
 

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It appears to me as though some PDF viewers don't allow you to copy segments of the PDF text to your clipboard. With others they make it quite a pain in the neck. Are there any PDF viewers that make copying quick and easy?
Depending on the doc you are viewing, there might be segments in it that look like text, but really they are graphics. Those segments are not copyable as text unless you use OCR.

I copy regular text with Foxit Reader and it works fine for me. Unless it is a rare, custom font that is not fully supported by Windows. In that case, it gets tough and you might need to run the doc through a program like ABBYY FineReader, and perfect results are far from guaranteed...
 

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