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Re: Copy/paste selection of a pdf on Mac

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  • Subject: [mg99206] Re: Copy/paste selection of a pdf on Mac
  • From: ragfield <ragfield at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 06:42:13 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <gt0rtf$e45$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Apr 26, 12:36 am, "A. B." <functionalcoati... at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think this has more to do with Apple than Mathematica:
>
> - Select a portion of a pdf file in Preview.app and copy to the clipboard=
,
> - Paste in Mathematica.
>
> This results in the whole pdf page being pasted in Mathematica. Researchi=
ng
> on the web showed that this same behaviour was observed with Keynote at s=
ome
> point but it has since been fixed.
> It has to do with a new so-called "non-destructive" way that Preview now
> uses for cropping. The application where the pasting is done needs to be
> made aware of this change on the part of Apple. Thus, on my 10.5.6 system=
,
> pasting works well with Pages and Keynote (iWork 9).
> A workaround is to paste in one of these applications, copy the pdf image
> and paste it in Mathematica. This works as expected.


This is a previously unreported bug in Mathematica that has since been
fixed for a future release.

In the future I encourage you to report any suspected bugs in
Mathematica to Wolfram Tech Support: http://support.wolfram.com/submitabug.=
cgi

-Rob, Wolfram Research


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