May I also add putting a switch into the PASTE function so that you can set the default Paste as "Paste as Plain Text".
95% of all PASTE operations I do require this,and going through the inane choice box is a constant irritant.
Yes, a Frame user for 14 years, I really like using Frame, but wow, let's catch up with the times, shall we...
Thanks for listening.
The paste hierarchy is controlled by the setting in the maker.ini file for:
ClipboardFormatsPriorities=FILE, MIFW, MIF, RTF, OLE 2, META, EMF, DIB, BMP, UNICODE TEXT, TEXT
just move the "TEXT" component to the start of the list, i.e.
ClipboardFormatsPriorities=TEXT, UNICODE TEXT, FILE, MIFW, MIF, RTF, OLE 2, META, EMF, DIB, BMP
and you';ll get what you want. FM's always worked like that.
Don't forget to close FrameMaker before making changes to maker.ini.
Oh you bet.
In the same way that it's not advisable to leave power on when you're removing circuit cards... (hopefully the reference from a past life is not too obscure...)
What you're displaying is the Edit > Paste Special (ctrl + shift + v) option . The maker.ini setting affects the standard Paste (ctrl + v) operation only, which is what you were asking about in your query.
Also, the list items in the Paste Special window are selectable by character matches, so "ctrl_shift + v", then "t" and Enter will paste in pure text.
Yes, and making that change (exactly as specified) in the maker.ini file did not change the default ctrl+v operation....It still pastes as formatted text, no matter what the source.
."ctrl_shift + v", then "t"
THIS is very, very, VERY helpful. Thank you!
Too bad there isn't an updated, printable version of the old Quick Reference Card available online. (The last one I have was Publication # 9003 7318.)
Hmm..., works for me (except for internal FM content, which always is in MIF format on FM's own internal clipboard). I can copy and paste from Word and all formatting is stripped when pasting using ctrl+v.
Check the user-specific maker.ini in the C:\Users\<login name>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\FrameMaker\12 folder to see if there is a different specification there (as this maker.ini is read last and overrides the master one in the FM install location).
except for internal FM content, which always is in MIF format on FM's own internal clipboard
Yes! This is the function I need to change to a text-only-without-formatting paste.
Imagine comparing for objects, A, B, C, and D. I will write the comparison as A does not have the features of C, however, D and B do... If you imagine inserting a fourteen-character part number in the place of each of these capital letters, you can see how the lack of a text-only-without-formatting paste function can get really tedious - especially when inserting into tables that use a different formatting. .
Thank you all for the shortcut, it helps tremendously!
Thank you all very much for your help.
What I would like is the ability to use book level attributes to set running H/F values in TOC, LOT, LOF, IX etc.
It's annoying to have to manually change the generated files when the rest can be set from attributes at the book level.