Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:51 pm Post
Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:47 pm Post
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:46 pm Post
JJSlote wrote:Greetings klester
Much experience with this. First recommendation is to copy out, from Scrivener's editor, the selection just pasted in. Then paste it in again. That gets rid of certain HTML residue the converter can't handle. Then try "Convert -- To Default Text Style" on the Documents menu.
But certain intractable formatting issues are a consequence of invisible HTML tables pasted into Scrivener. My longstanding hope and request is that Scrivener will make all zero-border tables visible via the Show Invisibles button. But absent that, we can right-click on suspected tables, choose Table Properties, and add pixels to the border and maybe color to the background to make the framework visible. Then copy the desired cell contents out into a body text area where it'll respond to paragraph formatting.
Good Luck -- Jerome
Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:20 am Post
Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:20 am Post
Stripping formatting is easy, though. That's what the Edit > Paste > Paste and Match Style command is for. That will just paste the content as plain-text, which sounds like what you're after. If you're trying to preserve character formatting, a regular paste and then Documents > Convert > Formatting to Default Text Style should do the trick
Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:40 am Post
Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:00 am Post
klester wrote:I know this is a tenuous balance, but Scrivener is supposed to be about words and ideas, not fancy text, so when they allow "fancy text formatting" invisibly, it just gets in the way of writing, which was supposed to be the goal of Scrivener in the first place: writing and ideas.
Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:02 am Post
klester wrote:I would suggest you change "Paste and Match Style" to "Paste as plain text" which is FAR more descriptive and clear. Same thing for "Convert/Formatting to Default Text Style." Change that to "Convert/To Plain Text" It's a much clearer explanation. Yes, the plain text is then going to inherit the default text style, but most people understand what "plain text" means, while "convert to Default Text Style" is specific to Scrivener and confusing to someone trying to learn the program for the first time.
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