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copy/paste and hidden conditional text

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May 03, 2017

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I'm copy/pasting some blocks of text from .fm files into another environment for testing, and I've just realised that I'm ending up with more in the clipboard than I have on screen – because there is conditional text in the .fm source with the condition set to Hidden. Any easy way of preventing this? it would of course be easier for me if I could just paste what I see …

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copy/paste and hidden conditional text

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I'm copy/pasting some blocks of text from .fm files into another environment for testing, and I've just realised that I'm ending up with more in the clipboard than I have on screen – because there is conditional text in the .fm source with the condition set to Hidden. Any easy way of preventing this? it would of course be easier for me if I could just paste what I see …

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If that same Condition Code doesn't exist (intentionally) in the destination document, it's pretty easy to remove both the CC and any text tagged with it, classically:
Special > Conditional Text

Select CC
[Edit Condition Tag]

[Delete]

(*) Delete the Text
[OK]

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Adding to Bob's suggestion, do this on a copy of your source FM file - as this is a one-way street and you won't be able to recover the deleted conditions' content.

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