99% of the time, when I paste text into the text editor, I want the active format, not the original format of the text (ie paste unformatted). Is there a way to make "paste unformatted" the default, and maybe have the option come up to paste formatted for the one or two cases a year that I want that?
If you're only talking about pasting text into the text editor it's easy:
- CTRL+V pastes formatted text
- CTRL+Shift+V pastes unformatted text and keeps the current formatting
I have added the idea https://microstation.ideas.aha.io/ideas/MSR-I-807
I was using this yesterday. Thanks for the suggestion.
One of my issues is that I'm using multiple programs at the same time--Microstation, Microsoft Office, Email, Database, etc. I would like to be able to use a tool without thinking about it--I want to continue to concentrate on the task at hand, rather than the tool. When I want to paste something, I should be able to hit Crtl-V and keep going. Even though all these work-arounds are small and easy, I have to stop and think about how to get what I want. If I get to the point where I always hit "Shift-Ctrl-V" to paste, then in the other programs I will be issuing the wrong command and have the same issue--having to stop and think about what I have to do differently to get my job done.
The second issue that I have is that I have been dealing with CAD for too long. When I first started, AutoCad did not have multi-line text elements. Each line of text was a separate element. (I don't remember what the situation was for Microstation Version 4.) Over the years, text handling has evolved from single line text, to multi-line text, to essentially a word processor with multiple different formatting features. I don't need most of the word processing--I'm making simple notes on a set of "blueprints" and consistency of format is more important than all the available features. Therefore when I already have the format I need and just want to paste the information into my preformatted text, the inclusion of extra formatting information is highly undesired. So, I still have the idea in my head that the formatting is in the text/text node element header, and the text is just plain text--so when I paste I expect plain text. (IE, I expect the text editor dialog to be an over-glorified "Notepad", rather than an under-glorified "Microsoft Word".
Thank you for your suggestions!
I know what you mean. I myself use key combinations all the time and I don't find it hard to remember them (been using most of them for years and I don't even think about them anymore). E. g. CTRL+Shift+C/V copies and pastes the formatting in MS Word, so it's not far off from what Microstation does. Aside from that: I'd love to have those structural analysis programs in my company using the same key combinations to start the calculation - but no, one uses CTRL+B, the next CTRL+R and the third ALT+R... that's where I always hit the wrong one.
I'm with you Robert. They might have had a reason to change this (r15), but I don't like it, but I've adjusted. Just another in a long list of changes and bugs we must deal with daily.
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