Adding a keyboard shortcut / hot key
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William Pairman  Identity Verified
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Mar 6, 2009

Apologies if this has been covered, I couldnt see it in the Forum Search, or in google for that matter, I'm probably phrasing the question wrong

I want to add a keyboard shortcut so I can paste without format - ie paste in the "target format", so a sort of variant on Ctrl+V. 2 questions really

a) How do you set it up?
b) How do I see what ones I already have in order to change one I never use?

I'm using Vista btw, but XP help would be equally welcomed

Many thanks!


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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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This depends on a particular application Mar 6, 2009

There is no system-wide possibility to set such a shortcut.

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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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In OpenOffice.org, Mar 6, 2009

you simply click on the drop-down list attached to the paste button and select, yes, unformatted text.

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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Create a macro Mar 6, 2009

At least in Word, you can create a macro like this:
Sub MyMacroPasteWithoutFormat()
Selection.PasteAndFormat (wdFormatPlainText)
End Sub


(You don't have to use the name MyMacroPasteWithoutFormat; just name it the way you want).

Then create a shortcut by right-clicking on any toolbar, choosing Customize..., then click the Keyboard button > in Categories choose Macros > in the Macros list choose the new macro you have created > click New shortcut key > press the shortcut you want to use, and then click Close or OK until you are back in Word.

Your version of Word could be slightly different, but this should give you a hint about how to do this.


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William Pairman  Identity Verified
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Spanish Software Mar 6, 2009

Tomás Cano Binder, CT wrote:

At least in Word, you can create a macro like this:
Sub MyMacroPasteWithoutFormat()
Selection.PasteAndFormat (wdFormatPlainText)
End Sub




Hi Tomas, my Office 2007 and Vista are both in Spanish, does this change anything? Thanks!


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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Does not change anything Mar 6, 2009

William Pairman wrote:
Hi Tomas, my Office 2007 and Vista are both in Spanish, does this change anything? Thanks!


I don't have Office 2007 at the moment, but the options will look more or less the same. You can always use Office's help to check how to assign a keyboard shortcut to a macro. The VBA language in Office macros is in English, so you should be able to paste this macro and it could work.

If it does not work, you can always use the Grabar macro function to save the actions you take when you use Pegado especial>Sin formato.


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Paste special shortcut Mar 6, 2009

I often use the "paste special" shortcut and then select "without format". The shortcut is easy to remember: Ctrl + Alt + V

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William Pairman  Identity Verified
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! Mar 6, 2009

Alejandro Moreno-Ramos wrote:

I often use the "paste special" shortcut and then select "without format". The shortcut is easy to remember: Ctrl + Alt + V


haha, not in Spanish, that divides the screen into 2!


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Alejandro Moreno-Ramos  Identity Verified
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:/ Mar 6, 2009

Hahaha, I didn't know that. Well, in any case, the macro by Tomás seems to be best solution.

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William Pairman  Identity Verified
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Found this for those with Office 2003 Mar 6, 2009

http://www.ehow.com/how_2020513_set-shortcut-word.html

Lucky me for having 2007 then!


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Maxim Manzhosin  Identity Verified
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System-wide Mar 6, 2009

Two small utilities that provide this functionality:

http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/PlainPaste-Download-33700.html
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9832812-7.html



HTH

[Edited at 2009-03-06 16:03 GMT]


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William Pairman  Identity Verified
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Many thanks Maxim Mar 6, 2009

Two excellent links!

I used the second, which is actually advertising this link

http://www.stevemiller.net/puretext/

Does the job perfectly!

Many thanks to everyone else for there help too


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William Pairman  Identity Verified
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Hmmm Mar 6, 2009



http://www.stevemiller.net/puretext/

Does the job perfectly!


Having tried both the 1st of Maxim's links seems better. The Steve Miller one seemed to interfere with other cut and paste functions (like copying email addresses in Thunderbird for example).

The Softpedia Plain Paste one is more straightforward:

Ctrl+V for normal, formatted
Ctrl+VV for plain unformated text


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