Still no easy solution to this problem.
I have found that you can triple click on the text and it will select the paragraph.
In simple test cases I have sent the click activity 3 times.
It has worked to select the text.
When combined in full automation it often fails.
I have tried all combinations of single clicks, double clicks.
This is not an ideal solution at all.
Alternative is to use vbnet
I read that VB.net script can click mouse.
I wanted to click the mouse using vb.net, to send 3 mouse clicks.
if any one can show me how to use vbnet to click the mouse 3 times that would be appreciated.
I have searched for vb mouse click on forum, I couldnt get it to work.
I hope UI path can remedy this situation in future, as its such a fundamnetal basic task that we do every day copy and paste selected text.