Copy in DT the text portion of a PDF with text layer

Any idea how to copy reliably the text portion of a PDF with text layer?

Sometimes the “select-and-copy” approach works, but not always. Additional it is quite cumbersome. A keyboard shortcut would be great (like cmd-A for the whole PDF).

If you click into a PDF’s text, Command-A should work. Then just Command-C. Not very cumbersome. However, I wouldn’t suggest this on long PDFs. Also, just because you can copy the text, doesn’t mean it’s valid. YMMV

Or just convert a PDF document to plain/rich text (see menu Data > Convert).

That’s cool! ‘Convert to plain text’ gives me exactly and only the text. - Thanks for the pointer.