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Export the diagram as a searchable pdf file

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I exported a diagram as pdf, in which there are about 100 nodes, each having 3 labels.

While it looks beautiful even at high zoom levels (no jagged edges), it does not allow me to search inside the text.

Secondly, I cannot highlight some text and copy it on clipboard.

A diagram is a logical expression, and therefore just its visual exploration is not enough. Often we have to start with a node that has a specific keyword, and follow the flow.

We may also have to highlight ALL the nodes that have the specific keyword.

Is this possible?
asked Dec 31, 2017 in Feature Requests by Raindrops (1,360 points)

1 Answer

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In the PDF Export dialog, select the PDF tab and ensure that the Text Rendering Policy is set to Plain Text or Plain Text with embedded Fonts, and not Vectorized Text.
answered Jan 2 by anonymous
I tried that, and it works beautifully.

Thanks a lot!
It seemed to work well initially, but only later did I find a bug in the ER node: When this node has multiple labels, only the labels in the top compartments are readable/editable. The label in the bottom partition are not readable.

Because of this, I have removed "Best answer" status from this.