Importing PDF breaks OCR

Hi all,

I don't have much hope that this can be resolved, but thought I would throw this out there in case.

I have a PDF that has functioning OCR text, meaning that I can copy and paste from the pdf to plain text editor. When I import the PDF to Zotero, the text is replaced with blank characters. I can still highlight text in the imported document but if I copy and paste it is blank. I have both dragged and dropped the PDF into my zotero library and attached stored copy of file from the right click menu.

Any thoughts on this? I assume the issue lies with the OCR method but it is surprising that Zotero is interfering with the file.

  • Aaaaand, this is the answer, having to do w/ Mac's preview app, not Zotero.
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