How can I copy and paste a PDF page of maths equation to Word in Windows?
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I have some pages with maths equation. I need these equations to be copied to Word, as it is to enable them to copy and paste for the article. Presently, copying and pasting to Word is not satisfactory. Is there any method to do this correctly.

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Answers (7)
  • Zegeye

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  • Sarathy38

    Thanks

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    If they were just strings of ASCII characters, then you might have a chance. Otherwise it might be like trying to convert a picture into ASCII. You may just want to manually change them with MS Word’s Equation Editor.

  • Jaybirder

    You can use the Snapshot tool in your PDF reader to select the text block as a graphic, then use Edit, Paste Special in Word to place it in your Word document, preserving formatting.

  • Jaybirder

    You can use the Snapshot tool in your PDF reader to select the text block as a graphic, then use Edit, Paste Special in Word to place it in your Word document, preserving formatting.

  • Sarathy38

    Thanks for the quick response.Tried zamzar.com.The converted doc is ok .But the whole text is an image  and again is there any way to extract the text?.

  • Mulder

    There is only one way to copy text from a PDF and paste it into another file, and it’s not necessarily pretty. You merely choose the Text Selection tool in your PDF reader, select the text to be copied and then paste it into your other document.

    Formatting is not guaranteed, and with math equations it probably won’t happen. You must also be using the same font (or another math equation font) to get the characters to reproduce correctly.

    You could try zamzar.com to convert the PDF to .doc and see if that will work and make it possible to copy and paste the equations, but be prepared if it doesn’t give you what you’re looking for.