*** Improved by Wrobinson on 9/9/08 ***
The short answer here is no. You cannot get around highlighting the sections of text in one form or another. Think for a second, how will Word, or any application ‘know’ what to copy to the clipboard, if you don’t?
*** End Update ***
Place the cursor at the beginning of the text you want to copy. The scroll down using the scroll bar to display the end of the text block (note: you are NOT click dragging). Then <shift>-<click> and all the text between the original cursor location and the <shift>-<click> location will be highlighted. Copy and pate as usual.