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Copy-pasting without transferring format in Fedora

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I would like to be able to copy-paste text without transferring the format. Im using F19 with KDE.

Currently, when I copy-paste (between Firefox, LibreOffice, etc), formatting like font, font size and font attributes get also copied and pasted. But I am looking for a way to copy-paste such that the format of the original text is discarded and instead the format of the target document is used, as if I had typed the text on the keyboard.

posted Aug 30, 2013 by Salil Agrawal

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Try a right click and see if there's a "paste without formatting" option. It depends on the receiving application. If not, keep a copy of your favorite text editor open and use that as a mid-point.

answer Aug 30, 2013 by Meenal Mishra
Thanks for the help
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A simple and free tool for Windows called "PureText" that allows me to cut the Notepad step. It basically adds an extra keyboard shortcut e.g WinKey + V that will do the Paste action without formatting; just pure text.

answer Sep 4, 2013 by Satyabrata Mahapatra
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