Foxit Reader 1.1 for Linux User Manual
The Text Selection tool lets you select horizontal and vertical text or columns of text in a PDF. The
selected text will be automatically copied to clipboard and pop up a prompt message box. Of
course, you can select “Do not show this message again” to prevent from popping up message
box next time. You can paste the selected text into another application.
To copy text, click Text Selection Tool
on Toolbar, or choose Tool > Text Selection Tool on
Menu Bar and do the following:
Selecting part of text and copying to clipboard
Select a line of text: Move the cursor
toward a line of text you want to select.
Select a column of text: Put the cursor between the lines, move toward a column of text and
draw a rectangle over it.
Select a word: Double-click the word you want to select.
Select multiple paragraphs through pages: Click at the start of the selection, scroll to the
end of the selection without releasing your mouse.
Click between words or characters, when the cursor is flickering, press shift key and click any
area of the document.
Selecting all text and copying to clipboard
To Select all text, Press keyboard shortcuts Ctrl +A, or choose Edit > Select All Text. All the text in
document will be automatically copied to clipboard.
To paste the selected text on Clipboard to another application, please follow the Paste command
of the specific application.
On-screen dictionary integration
On-screen dictionary integration automatically connects to a dictionary program you installed
and display the meaning of the words in a pop-up note box while selecting the word in your
Run the dictionary program in your PC.
Click the Text Selection Tool
on the Toolbar, or select Tool > Text Selection Tool on
Menu Bar to select the word you want to know the meaning or do translation.
The meaning or the translation is displayed in a pop-up box next to the word you selected.