How do you copy large amounts of texts and keep paragraph breaks when pasting?

I have many research PDF files I’m reading where I have to copy text from many pages at a time (sometimes twenty pages). The problem is, when I paste the text in other apps, it loses all paragraph breaks and formatting, etc. I’ve tried lasso selecting/highlighting it, then doing OCR on the text from the outline and copying it, but there seems to be a page limit for that.

Seems like a glaring oversight for a study/research app that you can’t copy text without losing line breaks and formatting. Am I missing something here?


Hate loosing paragraphs when excerpting too