But there *are* a couple of free Windows utilities you can use to strip formatting from copied content under any circumstance, including intra-FrameMaker copy and paste. At the moment I'm using a tool called PureText by Steve P. Miller, but there are several other choices, too.
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 David Shaked (Wernick) Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 7:25 PM To: Framers Subject: RE: Clipboard formats priorities Never mind - I searched the archives some more and found that Fred Ridder answered the question on March 2. > Notice that the maker.ini item starts with the word "clipboard", > which refers to the Windows clipboard. FrameMaker only uses > the Windows clipboard when pasting content that was copied > in another application. FrameMaker-to-FrameMaker copy/pasting > uses an internal mechanism that does not go through the > Windows clipboard. Internal copy/pasting always comes with > the formatting intact, which I actually find annoying about > half the time (for examle, when I'm making a new heading > from a phrase I copied from the text). > My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel. > Fred Ridder > Intel > Parsipany, NJ David Shaked (Wernick) AlmondWeb Ltd. http://www.almondweb.com Technical Documentation * Web Development * Word and WebWorks Consultants -----Original Message----- From: David Shaked (Wernick) [mailto:da...@almondweb.com] Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 20:17 To: Framers (framers at lists.frameusers.com) Subject: Clipboard formats priorities I want to change the default Edit > Paste format to Text. Per the instructions that appeared on the list recently, I edited the maker.ini file. I changed ClipboardFormatsPriorities=FILE, OLE 2, EMF, META, DIB, BMP, MIF, RTF, TEXT to ClipboardFormatsPriorities=FILE, TEXT, OLE 2, EMF, META, DIB, BMP, MIF, RTF and restarted FM. The revision seems to have no effect. I tried revising both the user maker.ini and the master maker.ini. What am I doing wrong? Failing this, is there another way to change the default paste behavior, so when I paste text from one part of a document to another, the text will adopt the formatting of the target location? Edit > Paste Special > Text works fine, but it is inconvenient when performing multiple pastes. I'm using FM 7.2 on Windows XP. David Shaked (Wernick) AlmondWeb Ltd. http://www.almondweb.com Technical Documentation * Web Development * Word and WebWorks Consultants