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Re: Copying Text From CDFs

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  • From: Bill Rowe <readnews at>
  • Date: Fri, 2 May 2014 02:19:36 -0400 (EDT)
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On 4/30/14 at 1:40 AM, gregory.lypny at (Gregory Lypny)

>Sorry to be so dense about this, John, but Copy as Plain Text does
>not appear in the Edit menu of CDFs run on the Wolfram player app on
>Macs. Don't know if it does on Windows. Is there a way to edit the
>stylesheet so that it includes TextClipboardType->PlainText?
>Likewise for plots. I cannot copy a plot from a CDF and paste it
>into another document. I end up with the underlying code.

On a Mac, virtually anything can be converted to a PDF file
using Save as PDF from the print dialog. And once you have the
PDF file, you should be able to extract what you want using
Preview or any number of third party applications that work with
PDF files.

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