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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.

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    I believe you can directly upload the PDF file and have Google convert the document to a Google Doc format. Otherwise, use a converter to convert it into a Word document. – ADTC Feb 25 '14 at 10:28
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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.

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