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How can I clear text formatting? Usually when pasting text from another source one needs to clear the format so that it doesn't have too many breaks.

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Edit: Nevermind, I didn't read correctly. See @mac_heibu's answer.

Edit --> Paste Without Format      ⌥⇧⌘V

Or use a clipboard manager like CopyLess to remove formatting automatically.


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You are talking about „breaks“.

If you want to get rid of multi breaks, copy a paragraph or a line break symbol from the imported text.

  • Open the „Search & Replace“ section.
  • Copy the paragraph symbol twice into the search field.
  • Copy the paragraph symbol once into the replace field.
  • Hit „Replace all“.
  • Do this as long as multi paragraphs are found.

(The way of displaying the paragraph symbol as an object in the search/replace field makes it quite probable, that we will soon see a more comfortable way to insert special characters into the Search/Find dialog. :)

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1 hour ago, mac_heibu said:

(The way of displaying the paragraph symbol as an object in the search/replace field makes it quite probable, that we will soon see a more comfortable way to insert special characters into the Search/Find dialog. :)

Windows users can already do it, but apparently Mac users cannot do it yet.

In Windows there is a magnifying glass icon under the Find field of the dialog. Clicking it offers a list of the invisible characters to insert into the field.

Similarly there's an icon under the Replace field that will insert the invisible characters there.


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57 minutes ago, mac_heibu said:

I hate you bloody Window users, @walt.farrell! :) :) :)

Walt, please give me a Screenshot of this, so I know, what I will dream of tonight!

Sorry. I can show you the icons you're missing, but not the pulldowns with the characters, so it may not help you dream very much :)


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Sleep tight :68_sleeping::69_zzz::69_zzz::69_zzz::69_zzz::69_zzz::69_zzz::69_zzz::69_zzz::69_zzz::69_zzz::68_sleeping:

 

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Due to the fact that Boris Johnson is now our Prime Minister, punctuation, spelling and grammar will never be worried about ever again.  We now have far bigger problems to be worried about.

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3 hours ago, carl123 said:

Sleep tight :68_sleeping::69_zzz::69_zzz::69_zzz::69_zzz::69_zzz::69_zzz::69_zzz::69_zzz::69_zzz::69_zzz::68_sleeping:

 

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Thanks, Carl. What did you use to capture that pulldown? It seems to disappear whenever I try.


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Nothing special, I just hit the PrtScrn button on my keyboard. Then cropped the image

Windows 8.0


Due to the fact that Boris Johnson is now our Prime Minister, punctuation, spelling and grammar will never be worried about ever again.  We now have far bigger problems to be worried about.

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6 hours ago, carl123 said:

Nothing special, I just hit the PrtScrn button on my keyboard. Then cropped the image

Windows 8.0

Interesting. The pulldown disappears when I try that. I'll have to experiment some more. Thanks.


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I wonder if it's been reported to Serif as a bug?


-- Walt

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   Laptop (2021-04-06):  32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz
, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
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Hi Walt-Farrell, Carl123

try using Gadwin Printscreen. It allows you capture Full screen or user defined area, where to save screen prints, whether to name them automatically, what format to save in and if you click on something like the magnifying glass (hey Mac users!!), then when the dropdown appears just hit your user defined hotkey/s to capture the image.  Can't do without it, so much easier than copying a full screen print

Pman 

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On 9/6/2018 at 1:24 AM, carl123 said:

Nothing special, I just hit the PrtScrn button on my keyboard. Then cropped the image

Windows 8.0

Ah. It works with PrtScrn, but not with Alt-PrtScrn, which I customarily use. Thanks for helping me figure out how to capture some shots that have troubled me in the past.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 20H2 (19042.685),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop (2021-04-06):  32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz
, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
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