How to make text pasted into FM not retain text formatting
Particularly when copying and pasting from web browser windows, the original text formatting is retained. Is there a way to make this not happen?
yes, there's a way.
You have to apply to your field the option of auto-enter a calculation like this:
TextFormatRemove ( Self )
With Windows, I can right click the field and choose "Paste Unformatted text" when I first paste the text.
I can also define the following auto-enter calculation expression to eliminate unwanted formatting after it is pasted:
(In place of "self" you can also enter the field's name.)
Be sure to clear the "Do not replace existing value for field (if any)" option.
You can use this same function with Replace Field Contents to strip out unwanted formatting from existing data.
Text only paste can work for you if only you or only a few users paste once in a great while.
If you paste frequently or have multiple users pasting text, the auto-enter approach is better as it will correct the problem every time and the users don't have to remember to do something special every time they paste.
Yeah, this is exactly my concern. The function is working great. Thanks!
The Apple shortcuts are also very useful too though.
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