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Paste without format setting.

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I use Evernote everyday for work and for myself. However, I never want any formatting saved over from any source I pull from. 

 

It would be great if there was a setting where I could have all pastes be "Paste Without Formatting" by default without having to go to the menu or hit multiple keys.

 

Thanks,

Chris

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In my Windows Evernote 5.x there's a right-click option to 'paste as plain text'.

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If you are on a mac cmd-opt-v would paste without source formatting. (I imagine ctrl-alt-v would be the Windows counterpart, Gazumped might confirm this??)

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If you are on a mac cmd-opt-v would paste without source formatting. (I imagine ctrl-alt-v would be the Windows counterpart, Gazumped might confirm this??)

 

Depends what and where you're pasting I think.  c-a-v will pop up a 'Paste Special' menu in some apps so you can choose how to show your content.  I think we need the OP to tell us a little more about the OS and use case here..

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I dislike that I am forced to remember to use a special keyboard command every time simply because Evernote will not allow me to configure what my default paste CTRL+V command does. HAVE ANYONE EVER wanted to paste text WITH formatting? This should be the special command, not the other way around. I find this incredibly stupid. I never want to copy formatting, and every time I have to make efforts to avoid it. I have not yet internalized the alternate paste command CTRL+SHIFT+V, so I end up pressing WINDOWS+R, typing notepad, CTRL+V, CTRL+A, CTRL-C, back to Evernote, CTRL+V! 

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15 hours ago, userfeedback said:

HAVE ANYONE EVER wanted to paste text WITH formatting? This should be the special command, not the other way around. I find this incredibly stupid.

Sorry, but you are bucking a long-established standard.  Almost from the beginning, CTRL-V has pasted the format as copied.  It's not going to change.

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8 hours ago, JMichaelTX said:

Sorry, but you are bucking a long-established standard.  Almost from the beginning, CTRL-V has pasted the format as copied.  It's not going to change.

That may be. But why can't Evernote allow the user to chose? It would be a simple reassignment of a hot key, and they would ofcourse leave the default setting as "copy with format". 90 % of the time I open notepad, it is to perform a paste-copy to remove formatting. I'd rather do that than having to battle with different formatting in a document. It is quicker than changing font, size, bold, italics, line height etc. Not to mention when I then find I am blessed with weird invisible stubborn formatting, that refuse to die. Then the easy way out is to copy paste into notepad (which I should have done in the first place...), and fresh text into a new non-black-voodoo-magic-tainted document. Yeah. 

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I do understand you @userfeedback and I made that mistake so many times and in many software. With time I learn the keystroke and it work almost everywhere!

Between us.. CMD+V or CMD+SHIFT+V is not that different (once you learned it). From my point of view, It would be more confusing than anything else to reassign.

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I am always amazed when idiots discount the original request as invalid. I use my phone app and it is stupid to force ludicrous formatting on me so I can't even paste anymore!! I have to manually type it in. Even undo formatting after the fact ruins all my old text by adding extraneous newlines as per HTML conversion. So yes, people DO WANT TO PASTE WITHOUT FORMATTING PLEASE!!! 

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The original request didn't say anything about the phone app, and all the discussion has been about PCs and Macs. I hate to be an idiot, but it seems like you're raising a slightly different topic.

But a very valid one. Probably the most useful place for it would be in the Android suggestions forum: https://discussion.evernote.com/forum/208-android-product-feedback/. There you can make your case, and people can vote it up if they'd like to see it implemented. I know I will.

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BTW, if anyone's interested, Evernote did in fact implement what both the original poster and a subsequent commenter requested: in the Windows program, in Tools > Options > Shortcut keys, it is possible to choose to transpose the worldwide, decades-old standard key combinations Ctrl+V and Ctrl+Shift+V. :rolleyes:

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I would also very much like this feature.

As a software developer evernote is not very easy to use out of the box. i've been using evernote for almost 10 years now and some VERY SIMPLE PRO FEATURES would make it 10x better.

i use a mac and iphone btw.

1. i copy and paste from my terminal which has a black background and green text, but i NEVER want to paste with this formatting into my notes. NEVER NEVER NEVER. I literally never ever want to paste with the source formatting, i always want command-shift-v. Please Please Please make this a pro option in the settings so that i can use command-v and command-shift-v and neither will ever paste with formatting.

2. related - undo doesn't always undo the last thing. if i type a comma, then forget and paste with the stupid black background green text... i hit command-z to undo and it removes my paste AND the comma. so i can't hit command-z command-shift-v to fix it ..... sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. UNDO SHOULD ALWAYS UNDO THE LAST PASTE ONLY

3. related - it's way way too hard to prevent evernote from changing my " ' into smart quotes which breaks my code. if i copy text from my terminal with normal quotes and paste into evernote IT IS MADNESS. it keeps the god forsaken formatting which i don't want BUT IT CHANGES MY QUOTES. now if i copy and paste back into terminal i get a syntax error.

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the people who make evernote are programmers so they must understand what i'm talking about. i'm curious if they are even using their own product to keep code snippets or if they use something else.

if you are reading this and you are not a programmer please send this to your engineering team. they will understand.

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while i'm at it... there is another bug with copy and paste.

if i copy some text with a line break at the beginning, then i paste it. the line break is not included in the paste and its MADNESS (literally every other application in the universe does not behave like this)

1. i select this text

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2. i put my cursor at the end of this line

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3. i paste and NOTICE THE LACK OF LINE BREAK... this pasted text should be on the next line.59ce945f74da4_ScreenShot2017-09-29at2_42_22PM.thumb.png.0f8e477092f7584320d90c6909b64977.png

 

 

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I'd like to be able to configure the default paste behavior in the Evernote app to paste without formatting. Having to press the extra key is a burden.

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You can try changing the Paste clipboard setting in Tools - Options - Shortcut keys to Ctrl-V.

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On 9/29/2017 at 11:37 AM, Nicholas Vincent DiSanto said:

I would also very much like this feature.

As a software developer evernote is not very easy to use out of the box. i've been using evernote for almost 10 years now and some VERY SIMPLE PRO FEATURES would make it 10x better.

i use a mac and iphone btw.

1. i copy and paste from my terminal which has a black background and green text, but i NEVER want to paste with this formatting into my notes. NEVER NEVER NEVER. I literally never ever want to paste with the source formatting, i always want command-shift-v. Please Please Please make this a pro option in the settings so that i can use command-v and command-shift-v and neither will ever paste with formatting.

2. related - undo doesn't always undo the last thing. if i type a comma, then forget and paste with the stupid black background green text... i hit command-z to undo and it removes my paste AND the comma. so i can't hit command-z command-shift-v to fix it ..... sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. UNDO SHOULD ALWAYS UNDO THE LAST PASTE ONLY

3. related - it's way way too hard to prevent evernote from changing my " ' into smart quotes which breaks my code. if i copy text from my terminal with normal quotes and paste into evernote IT IS MADNESS. it keeps the god forsaken formatting which i don't want BUT IT CHANGES MY QUOTES. now if i copy and paste back into terminal i get a syntax error.

I agree especially with 1 and 3.  # 3 is also a huge annoyance, it's very bad for coders. I run into it all the time.  Nothing like copying out some huge terminal command only to find some quote somewhere was transformed making you have to edit it all over again to find the problem.

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+1 this feature request. When I take notes I want them to all look the same for the sake of readability. My typing skills suck. I can rarely find cmd opt v on the keyboard by I can always find cmd+v so that is what I use. If we could get the option to remap keys to swap cmd+opt+v and cmd+v that would be great. 

 

For example, It's been several minutes that I'm trying to find a way to remove formatting from some text a pasted from a document that is no longer open. If I could have just pasted without formatting, it would have saved a significant amount of time. 

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