NOTE This was cross-posted on the Google Docs official help forum: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/docs/H24s-PNTn1E

I've been using Google Docs for a quite long time and today I noticed that the behaviour of those documents has changed.

When you have text like:



And copy & paste that text into a text editor like Notepad. The text is separated by two lines:



This has affected old files as well as new ones.

This has been tested on Windows 10 with Chrome and on Mac Os (El Captain) with Chrome. Tried both on normal and incognito tabs.

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    Hi Ivanka, I can confirm your findings. Nov 3, 2016 at 11:26
  • OK. What's your question?
    – ale
    Nov 3, 2016 at 12:29
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    Why is that happening and how to avoid it? Nov 3, 2016 at 12:30
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    @ruben, No, wanted to ask.....but haven't yet done that. Nov 3, 2016 at 13:39
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    @Rubén as you may have seen I posted in GPF and it's a known issue they are looking into it. Thank you again for your time. Nov 3, 2016 at 17:27

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This is a known issue. See Extra space when pasting from Google Docs to Notepad++ Webforms (the cross-post was marked as a duplicate of this thread)

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