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How to clear web formatting?

asked 2017-10-04 15:27:49 +0100

yadnom1973 gravatar image

Hi, I copy and paste a lot of bits of text from different web pages and normally in Word I hit a button to clear formatting but I cant seem to find how to do this in LibreOffice Writer.

I tried Clear Direct Formatting in the Formatting menu but with mixed results, the text is still all different sizes and there are strange grey blocks everywhere.

Dose anyone have any idea how to go about this?

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answered 2017-10-04 15:44:04 +0100

komma4 gravatar image

updated 2017-10-04 20:14:30 +0100

Paste "special" CTRL+Shift+v for inserting unformatted text in the first place.

edit: added the missing Shift- thanks @RGB-es.... and TIL: the direct call of "paste unformatted", thanks @RGB-es again

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Not sure I understand. CTRL+C to CTRL+V is how I copy and paste anyhow. What do you mean by "special"?

yadnom1973 gravatar imageyadnom1973 ( 2017-10-04 16:26:24 +0100 )edit

"Paste special" is called with CtrlShiftV. There is a shortcut for "paste special as unformatted text": CtrlAltShiftV. Yep, a four key "shortcut" :)

RGB-es gravatar imageRGB-es ( 2017-10-04 16:45:51 +0100 )edit

Nice, four key shortcuts make me feel like a keyboard ninja.

yadnom1973 gravatar imageyadnom1973 ( 2017-10-04 17:42:04 +0100 )edit
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