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We upgraded to 2014 recently. I find when I paste text into a drawing note, it is not using the document font. "Use document font" is checked and greyed out. Wasn't this way in 2012, I think. Can this be fixed?

 

Thanks

 

Dwight


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Last comment By: Eric Allen   Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:42:15 GMT
Re: Pasted text not using document font in 2014

Hello Dwight,

 

I don't remember any change in the way pasted notes worked with SW2014, but I can't say for sure there wasn't one.  So, just to clarify, if you single-click on a note to select it (as opposed to double-clicking to highlight and edit the text) the Default box is grayed out in the PropertyManager?

By: Glenn Schroeder  Wed, 18 Feb 2015 04:10:27 GMT
Re: Pasted text not using document font in 2014

Hi, Glenn. Thanks for your reply. Let me try to explain what happens. I have a drawing open and I am editing the general notes. In the properties window, "Use document font" is selected (it's also greyed out, but that shouldn't matter). The notes all use the document font. So I select some text from a Word document and paste that text into the notes. The pasted text doesn't have the document font.

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I talked to a drafter here, and he says it was always that way. I guess I should do more drawings. IN the case yesterday the text went in with the same typeface at slightly smaller size, which nearly got past me.

 

I want the option to have pasted text automatically use the document font. Short of that, at least offer the now standard paste options, such as in Word:

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I'll put in an enhancement request if 2015 doesn't already have this.

 

Dwight

By: Dwight Livingston  Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:17:52 GMT
Re: Pasted text not using document font in 2014

I just tested with SW2014.  After inserting the text from Word and exiting, select the note, go to the PropetyManager and un-check the "Use document font" box.  Then check it again.  All the text should now use the Document font.  Or at least that's how it worked for me.

By: Glenn Schroeder  Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:28:36 GMT
Re: Pasted text not using document font in 2014

Glenn

 

You are right. Not a workflow of choice, but it does work.

 

Thanks

 

Dwight

By: Dwight Livingston  Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:00:13 GMT
Re: Pasted text not using document font in 2014

Glenn

 

The unchecking and rechecking of "Use document font" no longer seems to work, at least for SW2016. If I can't find a solution, I'll put something in the Ideas list.

 

Dwight

By: Dwight Livingston  Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:06:47 GMT
Re: Pasted text not using document font in 2014

Dwight,

 

I just checked and it still works the same with SW2018 sp 4.  I copied some text from Word into an existing SW Note, clicked on it to open the property manager, de-selected "Use document font", and then checked it again.  See below.  I'm not sure why it isn't working for you with SW2016.  I assume you've rebooted since you noticed it?

 

By: Glenn Schroeder  Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:09:00 GMT
Re: Pasted text not using document font in 2014

Some options:

1. Save your notes in plain text files instead of Word docs. 

2. Paste into notepad to remove formatting, then copy and paste to SW

3. I think Kevin Chandler posted an auto-hotkey script to strip clipboard of formatting (sorry if wrong, too lazy to search and check)

4. RMB the note and choose "Edit in window" or something like that.  The note text will be in a Windows form text box, which will also take just the text with no formatting.

By: Josh Brady  Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:45:22 GMT
Re: Pasted text not using document font in 2014

Josh Brady wrote:

 

Some options:

1. Save your notes in plain text files instead of Word docs.

2. Paste into notepad to remove formatting, then copy and paste to SW

3. I think Kevin Chandler posted an auto-hotkey script to strip clipboard of formatting (sorry if wrong, too lazy to search and check)

4. RMB the note and choose "Edit in window" or something like that. The note text will be in a Windows form text box, which will also take just the text with no formatting.

Utility to strip formatting of Windows Clipboard contents (convert to plain text)

By: Kevin Chandler  Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:40:45 GMT
Re: Pasted text not using document font in 2014

Have you tried Ctrl-Shift-V or Ctrl-Alt-V?

In some software this is a shortcut for "paste and strip formatting"

It seems to be hit and miss in what programs it works in and how it works. Ctrl-Alt-V works awesome in M$ Office products.

 

You could also try this AutoHotKey script:

https://lifehacker.com/5388814/better-paste-takes-the-annoyance-out-of-pasting-formatted-text

By: Eric Allen  Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:42:15 GMT
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