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Easily paste and match style anywhere
Authored by: stehkoyeh on Mar 08, '11 02:28:57PM

I can offer another solution:

(1) copy text,

(2) keeping in mind the paragraph or phrase that will immediately precede the text to be pasted, use paste and match style command to insert the text to be pasted within or at the end of that paragraph or phrase. Important Note: Make sure that the text to be pasted ends up as part of the paragraph or phrase.

(3) If the text to be inserted needs to stand alone for any reason, e.g. as a quote, then place it at the end of the destination text and simply place the cursor at the beginning of the text just pasted and use your return key, once or twice as desired. You have your inserted text standing alone and matching style. Again, it is most important to ensure that the inserted text is part of the text immediately preceding it.

Simpler explanations are to be preferred over more complex ones. If the paste and match style command has been deficient all this time I find it hard to believe that Mac would not have "fixed" it. The reason that it hasn't, of course, is that it doesn't need fixing, it requires the user to know the computer. That being said, it would be really nice if the people at Mac explained these things at the outset.



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Easily paste and match style anywhere
Authored by: wallybear on Mar 09, '11 12:34:36PM

The problem is that the "Paste with style" is not present in every app. So this hints applies to all those situations.



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Easily paste and match style anywhere
Authored by: stehkoyeh on Mar 10, '11 09:12:46AM

Where there is no paste and match style command under Edit or where there is, but it will not work even though the procedure has been followed as I have outlined, then there is no doubt that the Hint offered by the author is an elegant solution to the problem, as are some of the solutions offered in some of the replies.

I personally have never come across an app where it doesn't work one way or another, but clearly, my experience in that regard is limited and I apologize to Nathanator11 (and others) for assuming his Hint might be superfluous when it is clearly not.

Thanks wallybear for pointing that out.

I suggest, however, that one always tries Edit/Paste and Match Style first just in case it works. :- )



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