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Why can't I copy/paste text from PDF files?

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I get weird characters when copying text from a PDF file into a Word processor. With the PDF reader of Chrome this problem does not exist. Is there a bypass?

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If you have problems in Firefox, try to save the file to your computer and open it with a compatible PDF reader. Additionally, there is the possibility you are trying to open two different PDF files. In this case, you might need to use an application to remove the security rights for the file then you will be able to copy them. You can use the database of Software Informer to obtain an application from this category.

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