Can someone tell me how to clip cyrillic text from a pdf into a manipulatable word doc?
Please can you be more specific about your problem. Can we download your pdf? Solution is open it with Preview application and then use Text tool to make selections. If you can't this mean that your pdf is protected. Then we can support only about OpenSource software, so try one of editor listed here.
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