Textexpander and iBooks

If you are like me, and you are often copying from text in iBooks and pasting into another document for personal use, the quote feature of iBooks is a bit of a drag.

I created a javascript textexpander snippet that I use instead of traditional pasting that automatically strips out the opening and closing quotes and excerpt data. Again, I only use this for personal use, as I would always want quotes appropriately attributed. But, if you are like me, here’s my javascript for TE:

var result = TextExpander.pasteboardText;
result = result.replace(/“([\s\S]+)”[\r|\n|\r\n]{2,}.*/,"$1");