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This is literally the most basic tool in a PDF viewer and it should be available in the top menu as the first tool. I can't find it in qpdfview? where is it?

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In qpdfviewer after selecting your pdf, go to Edit > Copy to Clipboard and select the text your require using the cross-hairs tool.

You should note that the ordinary selection tool and editing capability you might otherwise expect doesn't exist in qpdfview.

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  • What if I want to take part of a sentence which starts at 2 words to the end of one line and ends at the 2nd word of next line? Does this mean I have to copy the whole lines and remove unwanted words? – Kennet Celeste Sep 3 '18 at 20:22
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    @KennetCeleste That would appear to be the case. It's quite a rudimentary tool. – 24601 Sep 3 '18 at 20:25
  • @KennetCeleste if that answers your question, perhaps you would be kind enough to mark it as accepted. – 24601 Sep 3 '18 at 20:37
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    Add something like "the ordinary selection tool doesn't exist in qpdfview" to your answer for people coming here looking for this feature and I'll accept your answer. – Kennet Celeste Sep 4 '18 at 13:37
  • @KennetCeleste Done. Thanks, that makes it clearer – 24601 Sep 4 '18 at 14:16
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You can hold Shift and then drag to copy the text to the clipboard.

The cross-hair appears as soon as you press down the left mouse button, while holding Shift.
The shortcut can be modified under:
Edit -> Settings -> Modifiers -> Mouse button modifiers -> Copy to clipboard

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