# [texhax] creating pdf where you can copy and paste

Tue May 8 16:51:10 CEST 2012

```On May 8, 2012, at 10:40 AM, Michael P. Soulier wrote:

> I'm creating pdfs with latex -> dvips -> ps2pdf. The resulting pdf is does not
> lend itself to copy and paste in adobe reader, so I am getting complaints
> downstream. Is it possible to produce pdfs where copy and paste are possible?

Yes. You'll need to use either pdflatex or xelatex (or lualatex) for best results as I understand it.

For the former you'll want to \usepackage{cmap}.

http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/cmap

William

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