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Re: How to paste formatted (rich) text to Zim editor? (Feature request?)


On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 1:52 PM, J. M. Korhonen <jmkorhonen@xxxxxxxxx>

> Hiya, and many thanks for excellent note-keeping software.
> The only problem I have with it is that I sometimes need to copypaste
> formatted (rich) text to my notes; specifically, I have a reference manager
> (Mendeley) that on command copies a formatted citation of a paper to my
> clipboard, and I'd like to paste that directly to my note. Ctrl-V or Paste
> command on Zim editor window doesn't do anything, apparently because the
> citation is formatted (e.g. journal name in italics).

That is strange, I can copy formatted text to Zim without problems, for
example when copy/paste formatted text from Zotero (the text is pasted as
unformatted text in Zim). What OS are you on (I am on Linux)?

> My workaround is that I paste the citation to gedit text editor, which
> strips it of formatting, and then copypaste from there to Zim. This is a
> bit clunky approach, and I was wondering whether there is some way to get
> around the problem? I'd love to be able to paste any text directly to Zim
> editor, with Zim stripping the formatting automatically.
> I tried to search if anyone else has the same issue, but couldn't find any
> leads.
> All the best,
> Janne M. Korhonen
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