tools (PC & Mac) for plain text via copy-and-paste

Subject: tools (PC & Mac) for plain text via copy-and-paste
From: "Monique Semp" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 17:26:32 -0700

If you're going to be that paranoid, at least do yourself the favor of using an accessory app that converts to plain text on the fly...

PureText (http://www.stevemiller.net/puretext/)
HovText (http://hovtext.com/?page=features)
PureText is free; HovText is donationware ($5 suggested).

Well, I'm not paranoid, but using these tools is waaaaay quicker and easier than stripping formatting after a paste operation (which can cause Word to go wacky at times, that's for sure).

So here's a tip for Mac Word users: I've happily used PureText on my Windows machine for many many years. But just the other day I started using Word (2011) on the Mac in earnest (still no answers about whether there's a Quick Parts equivalent beyond using Auto Text :-), and just this AM went looking for a Mac equivalent for PureText, and found it: PlainClip.

General info is from someone's blog: http://willswords.wordpress.com/2007/12/31/puretext-paste-anywhere-without-formatting/

And the tools are here:

http://www.bluem.net/en/mac/plain-clip/
http://mac.softpedia.com/get/System-Utilities/Spark.shtml

Works a dream,
-Monique



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