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I would like to have text only of the following webpages. Sometimes Google searched results (webpage, .pdf, .doc, ...) have "Cached" and then I can click "Text Only", but I can't do that for the following two webpages. So I wonder if there are some ways? Thanks!

http://books.google.com/books?id=bWDPukohugQC&pg=PA12&lpg=PA12&dq=Example+5:+Ball+bearings+and+calipers+......+12&source=bl&ots=sOF3MR8yHo&sig=b1MKwe3DIJ39DvzYFOhZ5ubOKU4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=1ey1UYinE4bA4AP8iYHQDQ&ved=0CEsQ6AEwAA

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/0471722073.fmatter/pdf

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Try www.textise.net. Firefox add-on and bookmarklet also available. –  Ian Dec 17 '13 at 16:18
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Google Mobilizer provides mobile-friendly version of most webpages. You can adapt this Google Mobilizer Bookmarklet that I wrote from myself to view just the text of web pages or adapt Chrome/Opera's search provider feature to make a URL open automatically with Google Mobilizer.

Google Mobilizer will not mobilize a page if the page is already a mobile page, or the website has chosen to opt out of allowing us to "mobilize" their pages.

If a PDF is available as a URL, you can use Google Docs Viewer to view the PDF content within your browser. Append the PDF URL as a querystring to the Google Docs Viewer service URL - docs.google.com/viewer?url={your_URL}

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You can't.

Google, as far as I know, only allows this functionality when viewing HTML produced text. Those two webpages contain PDFs.

If you really only want to see the text, your best bet is to save the file to your computer and open it using a PDF reader. This can only be done on the second link.

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Thanks, But Google can cached some pdf files. I need text only, because it is easier to copy the text out of it. –  Tim Jun 10 '13 at 15:34
    
@Tim They cache PDFs, but they don't allow text only functionality. –  Dynamic Jun 10 '13 at 15:41
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