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#1 Bill Lueg

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:23 AM

I can't believe I'm the first person to ask this. I couldn't find the answer anywhere. 

 

How can I copy text without formatting all the time, no matter what kind of copy option I choose. I always use English translations and I use a font that is easy to read, but when I'm copying text, I don't want the formatting to follow me, especially since I may be using a search result that has shown the resulting words in bold. My text editor does not have a paste unformatted option and I simply never want font information following me out of Accordance. 

 

I've checked the Citation preference panel in Accordance and found no joy there. 

 

Help?



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:26 AM

If you run OS X, this is what you are looking for: http://zipzapmac.com/GetPlainText

 

I use it everyday!


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:16 AM

If you run OS X, this is what you are looking for: http://zipzapmac.com/GetPlainText

 

You, sir, just taught a man to fish. I now have it downloaded and installed. 


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:18 AM

Me, too!


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:53 AM

It's a brilliant little program, and it works 99.9% of the time. I don't just use it for Accordance, too. 

 

I have all my students install this little app and the BetterSnapTool. 


Edited by Benjamin Gladd, 18 May 2018 - 09:58 AM.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:55 AM

FWIW, PopClip can do it too, and so much more . . .


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:15 PM

Just bought Better SnapTool, very nice. Thanks.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:44 PM

I use BetterSnapTool all day. Works much better than Apple’s method.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:21 PM

FYI, it's not necessary to have an always-running process to strip formatting from the clipboard. Can simply use an Automator Service and give it whatever global keyboard shortcut you want.

Attached File  PasteService.png   255.86KB   0 downloads

 

 


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