I’m using Mac Yosemite. I am not able to copy text from a PDF document and paste it to other applications. I have tried with both the Google Chrome PDF plugin and Acrobat Reader (v. Acrobat Reader 2015.010.20056). In Reader, when I highlight text, right-clicking yields only the “Lookup Selected Word” in the menu and the Edit menu has the “Copy” option disabled, even though there is highlighted text. Any advice on how I can cut and paste from PDF docs on my Mac?

Thanks, - Dave

  • Have you checked whether the file you are reading is protected by copyright? – mgiordi Feb 3 '16 at 18:32
  • Did you also try the app provided by Apple, Preview? Are you unable to do this with any pdf, or just a particular one? Does that particular one by chance have Chinese or other non-Latin text? – Tom Gewecke Feb 3 '16 at 19:04
  • Actually I hadn't thought of Preview. When I open the document in there, I am able to cut and paste just fine. – Dave Feb 3 '16 at 19:08

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