Solved Which app should I use to open a document so I can copy and

June 2, 2016 at 10:07:35
Specs: Windows 64
I don't know what app to use to open a document in windows 10 where I can copy and paste off of it. I read it was Microsoft Edge, wrong.

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#1
June 2, 2016 at 11:30:04
I don't believe Win 10 itself has such an app. Sometimes your computer manufacturer will have included something. Otherwise you need a package such as Word or equivalent. WordPad might open it a\s text but it is likely to be punctuated with some unreadable characters.

This freebie will do it (and more besides):
http://www.kingsoftstore.com/

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#2
June 2, 2016 at 13:45:17
What type of document are you asking about - .pdf, .doc,.docx, .rtf, .txt, etc?

In addition to Kingsoft, there's also OpenOffice & LibreOffice. All are free.

https://www.openoffice.org/why/inde...

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#3
June 2, 2016 at 20:47:23
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I have used MS Office and OpenOffice and they work fine, OpenOffice is a free alternative to expensive office suites.
If you just want to be able to capture a portion of what is on your screen regardless of the browser or program, you can use the Snipping tool included with Windows to capture any part of your screen which can be saved, printed (direct printing began with Windows 10 version), and you can also use copy from there to paste parts into other programs (especially good for web sites that do not allow copying).
Edit: Fixed 'Snipping Tool' name. Thanks for the correction.

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#4
June 3, 2016 at 04:19:05
Just in case you can't find Windows capture it is actually called "Snipping Tool".

I have used Open Office in the past and found it slow and lumbering. It also did not open all the later compressed formats. However, it might have improved since then. Kingsoft is said by some to be particularly MS compatible and kept up to date.

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#5
June 4, 2016 at 01:42:21
Openoffice would do! Go on, install it.

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