Copy text and math directly from source PDFs

Copy text and math from PDFs

Copy math and text, tables, and chemistry
Select from printed and handwritten PDFs
Works for single and multiple lines
Copy text and math from PDFs

How it works

Watch this video below to see how to use this feature in the Snip web app.

Our PDF Selection tools

Copy single lines

Copy single lines of text and math

Hover over any line in the PDF (text or math) to reveal a copy to clipboard button to the left of the line.

Copy single lines of text and math

Select multiple lines

Click and drag to select multiple lines

Click and drag to highlight a region of interest (ie. multiple lines) or double click any line to get access to selectable and copyable text or LaTeX.

Click and drag to select multiple lines

Choose the format to copy equations

Copy math in different formats

By default, all math is copied as inline or block mode LaTeX.

If you want to choose another format like MathML or AsciiMath, open the Preview mode and right-click the equation to copy it in any format.

Copy math in different formats