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Author Topic: Quick CHS Tip: Pasting current clip as plaintext  (Read 2757 times)

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Quick CHS Tip: Pasting current clip as plaintext
« on: September 18, 2011, 02:27:12 PM »
This is a very obvious stupid tip but on the other hand since i just spent 10 minutes starting to implement it as a new feature in the program before I realized how easy it was to do with current version, I thought it would be worth a mention.

Sometimes you copy some formatted text to clipboard from a program like Microsoft Word, and you want to paste it back into the program as plaintext.

Because CHS works with plaintext clips, the easiest way to do this is, instead of pasting with the normal system CTRL+V hotkey, just bring up the CHS quickpaste menu (defaults to Ctrl+Alt+Q), and select the most recent clip (usually bound to shortcut key '1').

This will paste the last clip as plaintext.

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Re: Quick CHS Tip: Pasting current clip as plaintext
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2011, 02:38:22 PM »
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i just spent 10 minutes starting to implement it as a new feature in the program

I was excited when I read this sentence because I thought: He's finally implementing the "preserve full formatting" clipping feature and adds the "but allow the user to insert such a clip as plain text if he wants to" as an additional feature...

Btw, if you ever implement it, please add an additional (user configurable) shortcut to paste the last clip as plain text (e.g. I'd use strg + shift + v for it).

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Re: Quick CHS Tip: Pasting current clip as plaintext
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2011, 02:48:58 PM »
Because CHS works with plain text clips, the easiest way to ... [paste the last clip as plain text], instead of pasting with the normal system CTRL+V hotkey, just bring up the CHS quickpaste menu (defaults to Ctrl+Alt+Q), and select the most recent clip (usually bound to shortcut key '1').
Just to clarify, the MS Windows clipboard works independently from CHS and preserves all text formatting. So what you're doing above is washing the clip through CHS to sanitize out the text formatting otherwise saved in the Windows clipboard. That converts it to plain text.

When I first started using CHS, I mistakenly thought the Windows clipboard and the CHS clipboard were the same; they are not.

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Re: Quick CHS Tip: Pasting current clip as plaintext
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2011, 03:50:42 PM »
What superticker said.

highend01 -- yes this is definitely a possibility going forward.

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Re: Quick CHS Tip: Pasting current clip as plaintext
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2011, 06:52:27 PM »
There is a new customizable hotkey in CHS alpha to paste the last clip as plaintext.

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Re: Quick CHS Tip: Pasting current clip as plaintext
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2011, 04:58:22 AM »
Does this new alpha version support retaining the full "layout" on the other hand (so that it makes sense to add a hotkey to paste as plain text only)? *g*

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Re: Quick CHS Tip: Pasting current clip as plaintext
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2011, 06:33:37 AM »
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Does this new alpha version support retaining the full "layout" on the other hand (so that it makes sense to add a hotkey to paste as plain text only)? *g*

not yet, but it is coming.

that's why it only makes sense to have this hotkey work for the last clip, which still has multiple formats since its managed by windows when you hit ctrl+V.

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Re: Quick CHS Tip: Pasting current clip as plaintext
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2011, 07:16:56 AM »
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not yet, but it is coming

Glad to hear that, one of the most missed features so far (at least for me) :)