jfitzpatrick at April 22nd, 2014 12:34 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/186723/ask-htg-how-can-i-paste-text-without-the-formatting/
Most of the time we go to great pains to preserve formatting in our text and ensure it looks just the way we want it to. What if you’re frequently pasting text and you want to strip the formatting away in the process? Read on as we help a reader tweak his workflow to be faster and more streamlined.
oxendine at April 22nd, 2014 12:59 — #2
Just paste the text to Notepad.
wilsontp at April 22nd, 2014 13:43 — #3
Surely there is some way for me to copy and paste without the formatting that doesn’t involve copy/pasting every section of text twice? What should I do?
The whole point of the article is how to avoid this workaround.
microsvc at April 22nd, 2014 14:25 — #4
I have been using PureText for a long time and it's never failed me. Just get used to WIN-V instead of Ctrl-V.
robotgizmo at April 22nd, 2014 16:35 — #5
ClipboardFusion can do this as well, without needing a different hotkey. It can auto-scrub on copy, as well as optionally trimming white-space, line breaks, tabs and more.
*disclaimer: I'm the developer of ClipboardFusion.
akemiiwaya at April 23rd, 2014 01:07 — #6
I remember writing the 'linked to' article about PureText...I still recommend it to anyone now just as much as I did then. ^_^ I make good use of it every single day myself...
beep54orama at April 23rd, 2014 08:12 — #7
Well, sir, I am going to take you up on this because it looks like something I've wanted and haven't found. Will try the trial version but as I have no money, won't be buying. Will report back [eh, ya might have to nudge me if I don't run away screaming, I'll definitely be reporting back then ]
simms_nicholas at April 23rd, 2014 16:47 — #8
I use a macro with an icon in the short cut menu.
pelms at April 23rd, 2014 18:59 — #9
Couldn't get this to work until I added a 'sleep' command after the paste and before the clipboard was restored.
Also, added a command to strip out blank lines which get left behind when copying from many web pages.
ClipSave := ClipboardAll
StringReplace, clipboard, clipboard, `r`n`r`n, `r`n, All
clipboard = %clipboard%
clipboard := ClipSave
ron_ at April 26th, 2014 16:47 — #10
M8 Free Clipboard from http://m8software.com/index.htm has many features. One of them being the ability to unformat text, remove html formatting, several more.
It is FREE. Best option is download & open, click Tools tab - Options (This View) - Txt Button Options which is very last choice below Special Function Buttons.
The author has a great tutorial video included in the Help tab as well as here http://m8software.com/clipboards/spartan/demo/spartan_demo.htmlIt allows you to save multiple clips before pasting any number you want from 1-25 at once. Even bulk paste in cells across or down like Excel or in tables.
Form filling. Macros (limit 2 in free version 140 in pdaid version)
Free version allows you to save 500 clips (20 pages of 25) Paid version saves 10,460 clips (20 pages of 523 clips)
It has a great screen capture and photo editor. As long as you save a copy in M8 Free Clipboard or Spartan, you can undo or change a part of graphic at any time without starting from scratch.
I still go online once a month to see video and learn new tricks.
You can turn the copy function off for certain programs if you need to and still copy for other ones.
Check the video out. It is an awesome program. I bought the full version 4 years ago without regret.
jfitzpatrick at May 2nd, 2014 12:35 — #11
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