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On 10/05/11 11:17 PM, Christopher Stark wrote:

I totally agree with most of what you say..

concerning this one problem you have with pasting formated web-texts I
think there is a better solution already implemented in LibreOffice.

"On 5/10/2011 5:16 AM, Jim Fuqua wrote:
     As a lawyer I often type for hours per day. I often must copy and
paste into gedit and then copy and paste into LibreOffice to get rid
of multiple hyperlinks and other undesirable baggage present in the
source. Some web content providers add hundreds of links in legal
documents to make copying difficult. Some even include mechanisms to
crash MS Word or OpenOffice. I learned to copy into a primitive editor
and then into my word processor to strip out such baggage and avoid
such crashes. I haven't tried to see if the crash mechanisms will
crash LibreOffice, but I suspect they will. "
You can use the shortcut Control+Shift+V to paste "special. There you
can choose "unformatted text" and paste it without having to use the
workaround with gedit. In my Libreoffice I created a macro that does the
"paste without formatting" and assigned  a shortcut to that. This works

best Regards
In KDE if you select from the clip board (Klipper) before pasting all formatting is removed. In Mac if you use Clyppan, a similar action occurs. Both make pasting cleaned text easy.

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