Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Copy-paste without text formatting

Do you know the little brilliant application PureText helping you copy-paste? Steve Miller, the developer, explains what it does:

“Have you ever copied some text from a web page or a document and then wanted to paste it as simple text into another application without getting all the formatting from the original source? PureText makes this simple by adding a new Windows hot-key (default is WINDOWS+v) that allows you to paste text to any application without formatting.”

That is, press ctrl+c to copy the text and WINDOWS+v (instead of ctrl+v) to paste the text. Simple.
If you don't like short cuts you can also click the “PT” icon in the right bottom of the screen:

“After running PureText.exe, you will see a "PT" tray icon appear near the clock on your task bar. You can click on this icon to remove formatting from the text that is currently on the clipboard. You can right-click on the icon to display a menu with more options.”

Download PureText from Steve Millers website and unzip the file. Then double-click it and your one step closer to being the quickest editor in the office. If you right-click the “PT” icon you can get PureText to run each time you log on Windows.

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