I have tried numerous times to copy and paste text from a PDF into Notepad or Google Drive and a bunch of random line breaks get added. How do you do it? I really don't want to instal a whole other program for such a simple task.
Might be that the file is protected somehow? Normally you'd just highlight the text and use CRTL+C to grab what you want.
Otherwise, there are online tools such as Online OCR that will "scan" the PDF file and output it to a Word doc, which you can then upload straight to Google Docs, or open and copy what you want.