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Stop pasting formatted text by default.

Question asked by peteraddison on Mar 2, 2016
Latest reply on May 8, 2018 by trevc

It seems odd to me, that I can't find any discussion on this but here goes:


I dislike that Filemaker by default pastes formatted text that carries on into every related layout. Almost invariable when someone copies information from another program such as word or a browser, the wrong formatting is carried into every place the text is used almost invariably with undesirable results. Instead of picking up the default formatting in another layout, the (usually bad) formatting from the original web page or whatever is showing up.


Why is this the default? Can I turn it off?


I know I can hit ctrl-z to unformed but this is a pain in the butt to try and remember AND an uneccessary extra step. Especially if dragging and dropping; a wonderful feature made useless by the auto-format default.


( A lot of times you can't tell that the text you pasted is in the wrong format until it starts showing up and destroying your carefully crafted forms and screens. This is when I start to really scream at Filemaker.)