We have created a telerik report which we export to a pdf using an asp.net page.
This works fine and the pdf is created, looks pretty good, etc.
The issue below pertains to the text in the detail section of the report.
However if you were to use the "select tool" to select the text, it would randomly highlight the fields in different sections of the report, as opposed to highlighting them top to bottom, left to right as you would expect.
I also tested using Ctrl + A to select all and then copy, then paste in a word document. The fields at the bottom are pasted first, followed by 1 field on the top left, followed by a field on the middle right, followed by some field labels on the left, then some sections in the middle, etc. The order it is pasted in word matches the order the text is highlighted when I drag my mouse cursor over the text.
Is there a way to control the order that these fields are highlighted when selected and the order they are pasted when copied from the pdf? I would have though it would copy from top to bottom, left to right pretty much every pdf I have used other than the ones created from telerik reporting.
For example, in the attached screenshot of the reports, I have labelled the fields with numbers the display the order the fields are highlighted when dragging the cursor over the text (and the order they are pasted in word if I do a "select all", copy and paste (I have hidden the field names for security reasons). I note that it is not the order that these fields (textboxes, htmltextboxes) were added to the report either.