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PDF Reader

Does anyone know of a free PDF reader that will allow you to copy and paste sections into microsoft word so it can be printed out.
I Use PDF-xchange viewer which is great for reading documents but to copy and paste sections the pro version is required and for what little I need to do it would be pointless purchasing the pro version.
Very reluctant to install adobe reader although I am not sure it would be able to perform this task.
Any advice would be appreciated.
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Re: PDF Reader

That isn't correct
PDF-Xchange viewer free will do that providing the document is text based and not a picture
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Re: PDF Reader

I will have another go and see how I get on.
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Re: PDF Reader

see picture I added to the post
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Re: PDF Reader

Fantastic, just what I wanted !
Thanks for that !!
pierre_pierre
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Re: PDF Reader

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Re: PDF Reader

but doesn't allow you to annotate pdf files or fill in pdf forms which PDF-Xchange viewer does
pierre_pierre
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Re: PDF Reader

he didnt ask that, it does do what he asked
But both are free
drj
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Re: PDF Reader

I realise this is an old topic but I've used Acrobat Reader for 12 years without any apparent problems - I've never understood what people have against it.
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Re: PDF Reader

It bothers for updates too often, the browser plugin is slow and the program itself is HUGE compared to other products that do the same job (~60MB for Adobe reader, around about 6MB for Foxit?)
drj
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Re: PDF Reader

All I can say in response to that is - updates don't seem to happen very often at all - it doesn't seem particularly slow opening up - and the size is pretty irrelevant; the computer I'm using now is the cheapest I could find six years ago when needing an XP machine - no problems at all here...