RE: Turn OFF smart text selection in PDF

Subject: RE: Turn OFF smart text selection in PDF
From: "Fitzpatrick, Jacki" <jacki -dot- fitzpatrick -at- yale -dot- edu>
To: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 17:09:19 +0000

My apologies. I didnât read the previous email all the way through.

From: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2018 1:07 PM
To: Fitzpatrick, Jacki <jacki -dot- fitzpatrick -at- yale -dot- edu>
Cc: Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com; TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: Re: Turn OFF smart text selection in PDF

That's Microsoft, not Adobe.

And don't think I haven't been looking for an equivalent, because I have!

I have found that you can change the selection area after it automatically selects the things you don't want by dragging edges, but damnit, I shouldn't oughtta have to do that.

On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 12:57 PM Fitzpatrick, Jacki <jacki -dot- fitzpatrick -at- yale -dot- edu<mailto:jacki -dot- fitzpatrick -at- yale -dot- edu>> wrote:
File
Options
Advanced
Editing options
Uncheck "When selecting, automatically select entire word."

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Subject: RE: Turn OFF smart text selection in PDF

If I were dictator of the world I would outlaw smart text selection. I'd lock up anyone who promotes it!

-Brian H

-----Original Message----- From: Lin Sims

I really hate smart text selection. It always grabs stuff I don't want, such as the word before a punctuation mark when all I want is the punctuation mark. Or the punctuation mark after a word when what I want is the word.

How in hell do I get rid of this?

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