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Maybe you are facing the same problem as me. When I copy something from PDF to Word then the characters with punctuation are represented by two characters where the second one is separated punctuation. It makes problem for checkspelling, printing, ...


I have created simple workflow to copy UTF-8 NFC normalized text to clipboard. The text can be pasted into Word as expected.


I suggest to use Ctrl-Alt-Cmd-C shortcut for the workflow...


The workflow also handles translation of the wrong representation of the character "ž" and "Ž" into the correct one (for czech language).



  • select a text in PDF
  • press the shortcut (for ex. Ctrl-Alt-Cmd-C)
  • switch to Word
  • press Cmd-V



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