One solution that I'm sure somebody will bring up is to edit the maker.ini file 
to alter the ClipboardFormatsPriorities item to put UNICODE TEXT and/or TEXT at 
the front of the list. That works beautifully when pasting content from an 
external file/document via the Windows clipboard, but I believe that it does 
not apply when copying (or cutting) and pasting within a FrameMaker document, 
when FrameMaker Interchange Format (which retains character formatting) is 
always used by default.

Within a FrameMaker document, you have two options:
1) Use the Edit>Paste Special command to paste the copied content as "Text" 
rather than "FrameMaker Interchange Format", which retains character 
formatting.This approach requires multiple moust clicks or multiple keyboard 
inputs to accomplish, so is kind of a PITA if you do this frequently.
2) Use one of the various "paste plain text" utilities to strip the character 
formatting before (or while) pasting. Two of the free tools I have used for 
this purpose are PureText and HovText, both of which work just fine. Most 
"plain text" utilities give you an icon in the system tray to convert the 
clipboard to plain text on demand, and most also let you designate a shortcut 
key combination to do the format stripping and pasting with a single command (I 
use the Windows key that is next to the Crtl key along with V for plain text 

-Fred Ridder

Subject: Blocking local formatting when copying
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:31:23 +0000

When I copy text from, say, a heading, and past it into a Body paragraph, the 
font formatting from the heading is copied along with the text.
Is there a hotkey to remove local formatting (overrides) or a way of avoiding 
Alastair Dent
Technical Author
Imagination Technologies Limited
t: +44 (0)113 242 9814


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