You’re right, this doesn’t make for the easiest of interactions. I’ll pass this along as a usability note in our tracker.
I do believe you’re actually able to copy info out of that doc though, it’s just not readily apparent. The detail view you’re using is a view of a table, which means each bit of text is actually in the cell of a table. When you are in “View Only” mode, you’d be clicking into the cell to edit in order to highlight the text, so this part of the process is where we limit things to keep people from editing.
You can actually click on any of those text areas (cells), and then use
Command + c or
Control + c to copy. There isn’t any visual indicator though that this is possible.