[pdftex] Blank lines are ignored when copying-and-pasting from PDF
martijn.list at gmail.com
Sat Jan 2 20:18:33 CET 2010
> This might be difficult because PDF has no concept of lines. It only
> contains information where text or graphics shall appear on the page.
> I tested your example with ps2ascii (Ghostscript) and pdftotext (xpdf)
> and both didn't even recognize ordinary line breaks. I assume that
> copy-and-paste will never be reliable if the exact formatting matters.
> But I tried something different which might be an option, though
> probably not supported by all PDF browsers:
> Put the key into an external file "PGP.txt" and run the file below
> through pdflatex:
Interesting workaround (attaching the key). The only problem I have with
PDF attachments is that I want the PDF to work with all PDF readers. The
PDF is an installation manual for my open source project and I want it
to work even when the PDF reader does not support attachments.
I tried to insert spaces etc. but it seems that all spaces are removed.
I have search the web quite intensively for a solution but haven't found
one. You would think that this is problematic for others as well, for
example when including source code snippets. I have tried the listings
package (which is used for including source code) but it suffered from
the same problem.
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