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Drag and drop text to Pages doc without formatting

673 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 19, 2007 4:01 PM by ericohly RSS
DuncanButlin Calculating status...
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Sep 7, 2007 2:54 AM
Pages '06 allowed me to 'drag and drop' text from another application into a cell in a Pages table, without disturbing cell formatting. i.e. the text would lose all its own styles, and take on those set for the cell. This is just the same as using the Edit item 'Paste and Match Style', but avoids several intermediate steps. This doesn't work in Pages '08, so my question is:

Is there a modifier key or some other way of setting Pages '08 to work the old way?

I would also like to do the same thing into main body text, but even Pages '06 wouldn't do that -- not for me, anyway. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
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  • suney2006 Calculating status...
    I also want to know the answers. That's very important for my daily work.
    Why nobody answer? EAGER and EAGER for answer.......
    MacBook (MA699), Mac OS X (10.4.10), iwork 08' is so poor compatible with office 2007
  • TerryR Calculating status...
    What you can do is right-click on your selected text, choose "Copy" from the contextual menu, then go to the app where you want to paste the text and right-click again, choosing "Paste and Match Style" from that contextual menu.......no keyboarding involved, no modifier keys.
    MacPro 2.66GHz/3GbRAM/2x250, 2x320 Seagates/X1900XT/BT/AP/EyeTV250/2407wfp EyeTV, Mac OS X (10.4.10), iMac 24", 2.33Ghz/2GbRAM, GeForce 7600GT, alum. k/b
  • ericohly Calculating status...
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    Sep 19, 2007 4:01 PM (in response to TerryR)
    I do this frequently, too. I highlight the original text, hit Command-C; hit Command-Tab to flip back to Pages, and then hit Command-Option-Shift-V. Very fast, and no mouse to worry about!
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.10), MacBook, two iPods, and a Dell desktop/glorified paperweight

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