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ycfu
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Text copy with "-" and wrap-line

Post by ycfu » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:44 pm

hi~

I am a fan of PDF-XChange Viewer.

I find a good design in Adobe Reader, I think it can add to PDF X-Change Viewer.

When I copy the following articles,
========================================
.....
Wireless sensor networks are ideally suited for long-lived appli-
cations deployed at large densities for low cost. Unfortunately, the
current WSN platforms built from commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)
.....
========================================

In Adobe Reader, it like
Wireless sensor networks are ideally suited for long-lived applications
deployed at large densities for low cost. Unfortunately,

But in PDF-XChange Viewer, it like
Wireless sensor networks are ideally suited for long-lived appli-
cations deployed at large densities for low cost. Unfortunately,

We can see, in the Adobe Reader, when end-of-line is '-', it will merge words(appli- and cations -> applications), but PDF-XChange PDF Viewer will not.

I think this is a small function but it is very convenient, ,perhaps PDF-XChange PDF Viewer can join this function.

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Post by Ivan - Tracker Software » Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:46 pm

We can make this optional since concatenation of lines not always requred.
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Post by andreasm1982 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:27 pm

I think, if copying a text, it should be like it is in pdf. This should be the default behaviour, but it's my opinion.

If users like it, xchange viewer could have an option for it, but it shouldn't be set as default.

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Post by taconsta » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:44 pm

Yes, I second ycfu's opinion: there should be an option, even if it's not default. But most text in PDFs is not designed to be copied verbatim, it is laid-out in the page by some typesetter. So I think hyphenation is just an artifact of typesetting and not the original intention of the author. So that's why I think it would be good to have this feature.

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