Why is text highlighted in Dark Mode?

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Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:52 pm Post

I’m doing some research for my story, and linking to relevant web pages. I pasted the title of an article into scrivener - that text is highlighted with a lighter-gray color, and anything that comes after it also has that highlight.

Is there a way to get rid of that highlighting?

Thank you!

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Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:15 pm Post

If you directly pasted, instead try Unstyled Paste, and/or if using an external keyboard Paste and Match Style.

There's info/visuals at forum posts 2 + 4 here:
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Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:24 pm Post

Because that text is also highlighted in Light Mode. Likely it had a background colour like white or light cream in your source that didn't show up.To get rid of it, select all the highlighted text and a surrounding word or two. Tap the Paintbrush icon, Tap "Formatting Options…". Tap " Use default formatting".

To avoid this in future, when pasting from outside sources, use Unstyled Paste instead of regular paste as scshrugged suggested.

Hope this helps!
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Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:06 am Post

Thank you both for those excellent ideas!