8299OT: Text formatting [Re: [Gnosticism2] Re: Spanish mystics]
- Sep 13, 2003I often have to cut & paste plain text without formatting from other
applications into Word and vice versa. One somewhat tedious but
fail-safe way is to first cut & paste into Notepad, then cut & paste
from there into the final application. Except for very short
passages, this extra step is still easier and less error-prone than
re-typing the passage.
Some applications, such as Word, have a "Paste special" option that
will let you paste as unformatted text but even this can cause
problems. I forget specifically why, but this doesn't work adequately
for me in Word.
Occasionally pasting quotes into email probably doesn't qualify, but
if you find yourself doing this often, there are utilities that can
help with this process. I just use the Notepad-as-a-filter approach.
At 12:47 PM -0700 9/13/03, Mike Leavitt wrote:
> > There's a lot more I'd like to get to, but I really need to head off
>> to work. Sorry about the wide line breaks that will undoubtedly show
>> up, but after Yahoo revised our HTML formatting, I haven't figured
> > out how best to transfer something from MS Word into an e-mail.
>You might just try writing in MS Express itself, it couldn't look any
>worse. Use the text only option, and you will have a better idea of
>what things look like at the other end. My emailer reformated your
>text, as usual, a mixed blessing.
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