Copying and pasting text into RapidWeaver without the formatting

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If you’ve been using RapidWeaver for any amount of time you’ve likely wanted to copy text from one source, whether that be a document on your desktop, or another website, and paste it into your RapidWeaver project file for one of your pages.

When you did this though you likely brought along all manner of extra formatting and such that you don’t really want, or to be honest need. How do we avoid this though? It’s pretty simple, you just need to know where to look.

You likely simply pasted your content into your page using the standard Command-V or you went to the edit menu and selected Paste. Pasting your content into your page without all the formatting is just as easy, we just need to learn a new key stroke: Command-Option-V (or Command-Alt-V). You can also choose Paste as Plain Text from the Edit menu in RapidWeaver as well to achieve the same results. This tells RapidWeaver to strip out all of the formatting before it pastes your content into the page.

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