Copy Text with Notepad

Using Notepad to copy text from Webpages or Documents

Notepad allows you to copy text only (when you don’t want the photos or graphs or spreadsheets). Example: See the section of the Library of Congress webpage below. Notepad will copy only the text and none of the graphics or photos.

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How to Do It

  • Open the webpage or documents that you want to copy text from.
  • Hold down the CTRL key while you tap the letter A. The entire page will now be highlighted.
  • Right click and select “copy.”
  • Left click the Notepad Icon on your desktop, right click and select “paste” from the drop down menu then left click.

Note that Notepad did NOT keep the photos or videos-just the text.  Save the copied document: Select “File” top left on the Notepad page, select “Save as” and left click.

  • Name the new document AND where to move it-see the bottom of the page, then navigate to the folder you want to keep it, and open that folder.
  • Right click in a blank area of the folder, and select paste and then left click.

DISCLAIMER: THERE MAY BE COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS TO COPYING FROM THE INTERNET OR OTHER DOCUMENTS, FILES, ETC. I MAKE NO ASSERTIONS CONCERNING THAT LAW AND COPYING TEXT. YOU ASSUME THE RISK IN COPYING TEXT.

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