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Remove formatting when pasting content into a post

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by RobinHood, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. RobinHood

    RobinHood Well-Known Member

    Is there an easy way to paste info into a post without it retaining the original formatting so it looks the same as the rest of the post?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    In the upper right hand side of the editor box s a A/A button, it will go to a non wysiwyg editor. Did you mean something like that?
     
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  3. RobinHood

    RobinHood Well-Known Member

    I knew it would be easy, too busy looking around the left hand side of the screen to spot it ta :)
     
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  4. RobinHood

    RobinHood Well-Known Member

    Just messing with this a little more, is there a button or way to simply remove the formatting from a selected portion of pasted text so it matches the standard formatting?
     
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Not really.

    For the text I want to be pasted as plain text:
    (1) simply paste it in Notepad, then copy from notepad and paste to xenforo (relatively quick).
    (2) I wrote an AutoHotKey program to strip formatting. When I press [Windows Key]+v ... this pastes whatever is in the Windows Clipboard .. minus the formatting. Works in all programs not just Xenforo. ie. Word, etc.
     
  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Would be nice if TinyMCE had a "remove all formatting" button :)
     
  7. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    Nobody tried the eraser icon?
    It's the first one;)

    insert the formated text
    mark it, press the icon and say "wooooww" :D
     
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  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    woooooooooooooooooooooowwwww
    it works !
    It looks so much like the MS paint eraser I figured it was "Erase".
    Thanks ragtek.
    Last time this came up, no one suggested that ! heh.
     
  9. RobinHood

    RobinHood Well-Known Member

    Bah!! I'm so blind I'm sure I hovered over every button and must have misread it :oops:....thanks!
     
  10. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    I had the same problem.
    I also switched always to bb code editor, instead the text and switched back, until i started to play with the editor to see how i can extend it
     
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  13. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    why.cant.people.find.the.remove.formatting.in.xenforo.editor.jpg

    Anyone like these options ?
    To make the Remove Formatting easier to find and identify ?

    Option 1: move the icon (away from "the shadows" of the dropdowns) closer to the formatting.
    Option 2: move the icon and change it.
     
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