I think the default clipboard format priority order is based on the presumed value of a tight coupling between source and destination. But in many cases, the specific thing you're trying to accomplish is to leave behind as much as possible that is tool-specific, so that you get only the contact without the formatting.
To that end, the standard maker.ini used by all writers in my group puts TEXT as the second option, right after FILE. The only downside of this is when we need to copy and paste a table from MS Word. If we use the default Paste command, we get the table as a bunch of paragraphs and have to convert it back to a table (not necessarily a bad thing unless the table has merged cells or special formatting in the interior of the table which would have to be reconstructed manually). In order to get the table as a table, we have to remember to use Paste Special and pick Rich Text Format. My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel. Fred Ridder (fred dot ridder at intel dot com) Intel Parsippany, NJ -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Inbar, Paul Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 7:37 AM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Changing the default Paste option in Framemaker Hi all, I have a question about paste options. I often think it would be more useful for me to have the default paste option be TEXT, and I understand that I can set this by putting TEXT as the first item in the ClipboardFormatsPriorities list in the maker.ini file. I notice that upon installation, the first item in this list is FILE, followed by OLE 2, etc. TEXT is the last item in the list. My question is, is there a good reason for the default order that Framemaker installs with? If I move TEXT to the beginning of the list, will I end up causing myself trouble or inconvenience later on with something that until now I have taken for granted? Thanks, Paul _______________________________________________