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Where's the "Paste Special"?

New Here ,
Oct 28, 2015

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I've noticed that if I paste content from Microsoft Word into a RoboHelp topic, it comes in with all that dreadful Microsoft HTML markup. I want to use a Paste Special to paste that type of content in as plain text. However, I can't fine that kind of option.

I don't believe there is. I typically just open Notepad, paste from Word, copy and then paste into RH.

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Where's the "Paste Special"?

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I've noticed that if I paste content from Microsoft Word into a RoboHelp topic, it comes in with all that dreadful Microsoft HTML markup. I want to use a Paste Special to paste that type of content in as plain text. However, I can't fine that kind of option.

I don't believe there is. I typically just open Notepad, paste from Word, copy and then paste into RH.

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I don't believe there is. I typically just open Notepad, paste from Word, copy and then paste into RH.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 28, 2015

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Whoops... Kimberly wasn't there when I clicked reply.

Yeah, what Kimberly said! LOL

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LEGEND ,
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Here is a link to one such utility.

Click here to view

Cheers... Rick

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That's what I was afraid of and what I was planning to do. I was just hoping that there actually IS a Paste Special so I wouldn't have to. Hard to believe there isn't though. Thanks to both of you for the replies.

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LEGEND ,
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Hi there

To my knowledge there has never been a Paste Special command. The best shot is likely to perform a side trip. Open something like Windows Notepad, paste there, copy it back from Notepad and paste into RoboHelp.

Or, there are Clipboard Manager utilities you can install that provide this functionality.

Cheers... Rick

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I'm stealthy... like a ninja!

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Jan 24, 2016

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Sorry to be so late to the party!

There is a quicker way. Paste straight into RoboHelp and then select what you have pasted. Then locate Clear Formatting and it removes all inline styling.

In RoboHelp 2015 see the Edit > Character. There is an icon with the letter A and a red X.

In RoboHelp 11 see Format > Clear Formatting.

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See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

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Thanks, Peter! I was just looking for this information, so your post was incredibly helpful.

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This is useful - thanks, but part of my godforsaken role is to paste excerpts from various documents into a summary sheet.

With the 'click-counter' on, the additional step to reformat a pasted item every time (I don't want to change my behaviour system-wide as, outside of RoboHelp, I may want formatting to be maintained) is onerous. I understand the workarounds, but like most "Tech Writers", pasting into Notepad or using a clipboard modifier isn't an ideal solution. As an application that deals with preparing digital content, a 'Paste Special' option would be valuable, or playing the negative card, the system is lacking without it.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 19, 2018

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No good asking for features here as it is mostly hosted by fellow users.

Please follow this link to report bugs and request features. The more people who do so, the higher it gets prioritised.

https://tracker.adobe.com

Post the link to that bug/feature in this thread and others can vote for it.


See www.grainge.org for free RoboHelp and Authoring information.

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