You must have a mac system as text is pasted unformatted in windows systems.
The following auto-enter calculation strips all pasted text formats so that they do not supercede the layout level formats specified for the field:
TextFormatRemove ( self )
Make sure you also clear the "do not replace existing value..." check box.
Yes, I do have a Mac system.
And yes, the TextFormatRemove ( self ) auto-enter calculation worked like a charm. Thanks! You saved me about 500 keystrokes over my next data entry session.