Creating preview files is all well and good. However, when you needed to access the texts within the preview for post processing, you had to resort to a text export, finding the relevant strings and copying them from there. In LL25, we added a powerful way to extract texts from a preview, directly from within the preview window.
Usage is straight forward, the preview’s ribbon now supports a text selection mode:
Once activated, you can select texts in the preview by simply dragging the required selection rectangle:
The usual shortcut Ctrl+C (or a context menu) then copies the text to the clipboard for further processing in your favorite editor:
Note that you can either select single columns (or parts from single columns) or whole lines, tables or other objects – the new feature works on anything that ultimately produces horizontal texts that are not Glyphs.