Feel slightly silly asking this.
So I’m using Pages and I want to copy and paste a piece of text that I have formatted with different fonts and colours, etc.
So I select and copy it, then go to paste it where I want it, and when I press command-v it pastes the text in the style that is set where the cursor is and all of the formatting is lost.
I’d like to keep the formatting of the selection. Is this possible?
I just tried this in Pages and it works as expected (pastes using the copied formatting). However, “command-option-shift-V” removes the copied formatting and uses the formatting set where the cursor is. Hope this is clear.
Have you used something like keyboard maestro to change keyboard shortcuts?
Thank you, Neonate.
So, I quit Keyboard Maestro, and lo and behold, command-v worked in Pages as it should.
I’ve then searched through my KM macros for ‘v’ and ‘paste’, but I have nothing relating to command-v.
Any more suggestions gladly received.
Sorry - it has all go a bit weirder.
So, if I quit KM and the KM engine, it will paste in Pages with formatting once, and then it starts to paste without formatting again.
If I leave KM running and then quit Drafts, it will paste in Pages with formatting once, and then it starts to paste without formatting again.
Any help much appreciated.
Are you using any clipboard enhancer apps, such as Copy’Em, or text modifier apps such as TextSoap? Something is interfering with ⌘V.
Try this: see if the pasting occurs correctly in Word or in a rich text document in TextEdit – just to eliminate Pages from the suspect list.
So I had a look at the activity monitor, to see a number of apps at work that I do not use. So I uninstalled them, and all appears to be working as it should.
We’ll see how it goes!