[Slackbuilds-users] Copying PDF-1.7 text using -14.2

Judah Milgram milgram at cgpp.com
Mon Sep 14 18:43:29 UTC 2020

I just tried xpdf 3.04 on a PDF that /usr/bin/file says is PDF 1.7 and 
it copy/pastes as expected. Maybe the text in the file has been 
converted to bitmap for some reason?

As a diagnostic, you might throw /usr/bin/pdftotext at it and see what 
if anything comes out.


On 9/14/20 2:28 PM, Rich Shepard wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Sep 2020, Jude DaShiell wrote:
>> A way to assess probability a pdf file can be printed or converted is to
>> run a full accessibility check on the pdf first and if possible fix any
>> errors that come up on the report.
> The issue is not printability or copying but the version. I have no issues
> with any of the installed PDF viewers for documents created with pdf-1.4 
> and
> earlier. It's the ones created with pdf-1.7 that are the issue.
> Thanks, Jude,
> Rich
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Judah Milgram
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