Yesterday’s post about copy and paste generated some great suggestions in the comments section.Â I can’t tell you how nice it is to have comments once again!
I find myself having to use the following workaround almost once a day. Suppose you’re writing an email and want to paste in a snippet of text from another window. You select the text, copy it to the clipboard, and then paste it into the mail window. But there’s a problem. The original text was formatted with size, color and whitespace. Your software attempts to preserve this formatting but the end result is jarring: the fonts are too big, or too small, or the whitespace interrupts the flow of your letter. You just want the text but that’s not what you’re getting. Here’s what I do: I open up a plain text editor, such as Notepad on Windows, and paste the text into it first, stripping the formatting. Then I re-select the unformatted text and copy it to the clipboard. It works, but is clunky. Is there no better way?
Bill Scherer: “What Knot to Use in a Primitive Situation.” Also useful in suburban San Francisco.
Have a cold today.Â Getting wooooooozy.
Jim’s Big Ego: “Everybody’s trying not to be just like everybody / And I don’t want to be like that.”
Photo Matt reports that the New York Times has “almost 25 [WordPress installations] running on both sides of the paywall and theyâ€™re going to be doing even more…”