Opened 13 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#98 closed enhancement (fixed)

Make it possible to select columns for copy & paste

Reported by: jojo Owned by: eros2
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.3.3
Component: Plugin: PDF Version: 1.0 Beta 3
Keywords: Cc:

Description

It would be desirable to be able to select columns for copy & paste. Right now, text is selected per line, and ignores possible layout of the document.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by eros2

Implementing this ticket is problematic, as poppler library doesn't have such features. Evince users has the same problem with selection - http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=325189

Bug opened for poppler - https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4006

I hope this will be fixed/improved, poppler developers have in TODO:

"Investigate better (that is, normal) text selection"

http://webcvs.freedesktop.org/poppler/poppler/TODO?view=markup

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by diver

  • Milestone changed from RC to 1.3

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by diver

  • Priority changed from major to blocker

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by diver

see also https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3188

in comment 48 from the above link is a document 50.pdf. in that you see the strange behaviour. i guess the patches are not in orginal poppler right now

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by dmik

  • Priority changed from blocker to minor

I applied all patches by Brian Evins in r356 and the test PDFs seem to work OK in terms of the original issue. I didn't apply the patch by Marek Kasik from comment 47 since I couldn't find a proof that it does what it claims using the PDFs I have.

Lowering the priority (it makes sense to keep this bug open until the patches are in the poppler tree and we've updated our SVN to it).

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by diver

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

seems fixed with poppler 0.14.2 which is in svn now.

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