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bug#5118: DocView: copy/search text

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: bug#5118: DocView: copy/search text
Date: Sat, 05 Dec 2009 21:47:50 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>> Please add two features that would be easy to implement:
>> 1. Copying the text of the current page to the kill ring.
> I don't know anything about DocView, but shouldn't that be possible
> in any major mode via C-x C-p (mark-page) then M-w (kill-ring-save)?

`C-x C-p' and `M-w' will copy binary data, whereas `pdftotext' converts
it to plain text in a hidden buffer that can be displayed with `C-c C-t'
where you can do `C-x C-p' and `M-w'.  But the problem is that it's
difficult to find the current page in the text representation to be able
to copy it.

Juri Linkov

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