I have this PDF document opened in my Adobe PDF reader, and if I press <CTRL><A>, <CTRL><C> and <CTRL><V>, only one page of text is copied.

What's wrong? Is this some licence or permission subject? How can I copy the full text with <CTRL><A> and <CTRL><C>?

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In Adobe PDF reader, <CTRL><A> and <CTRL><C> work differently depending on the current page view mode.

In the reader, navigate to View >> Page Display and choose "Enable Scrolling". Then, <CTRL><A> will select the whole PDF. As long as the Page Display is "Single Page View", <CTRL><A> will only copy one page.

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