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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jul 23, 2011
    Copying and pasting
    from Internet into Pages places text in a box. It also does not paste the whole copied item. This does not happen all of the time, but most of the time. Before Mountain Lion, I did not have this trouble.

    I'm running a MacBook Pro 13", with Mountain Lion.

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    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    When you copy stuff from the Internet, you not only get the text, but you get all the styling that goes along with generating that text. If you paste that blindly into Pages with CMD+v, then you retain the styling which will give you funky output.

    You have a couple of choices. One is to Paste with Match Stlying/Formatting or whatever they call it. The shortcut will be something like OPTION+SHIFT+CMD+v (add a couple of buttons to press and you'll need your toes to actually paste something.. )..or of course right-click and choose that option.

    If that isn't doing what you want and you REALLY only care about the text itself. Open up TextEdit and then paste the content in there. Now from the top menu, choose Edit->Make Plain Text or Format->Make Plain Text (not in front of my computer, but it's something like that) to remove all formatting. Now you can safely CMD+c and CMD+v this text into Pages and not have it show up in any special way..

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  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jul 23, 2011
    The pasting without style/formatting doesn't work. I've tried that. Er, well, it does work, but then I have to go in and add all the spacing for paragraphs, etc.

    I've also tried pasting into TextEdit, and some times get just a bunch of gobblydegook.

    Guess I'll just live with it.

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