most Mac apps with text formatting provide a
<copy format> and
I couldn’t find this within DT3 - have I missed it?
- What I had done was create a rich text note using my text and text copied in from various websites into one Note.
- the formatting varied and I planned to go back and tidy later
- when evening came parts of the text went to light text on dark background parts remained black on white
- couldn’t find commands to normalise the text to a coherent style
- tried converting to various formats. ended up with Markdown (where at least my fingers know how to get it formatted consistently)
There’s Paste and Match Style
If you had used
Copy and Match Style in the first place your note would have had a coherent style. But in that case you would have lost any formatting like italics as
Copy and Match Style inserts only plain text.
The Script menu has a number of options like
Body Normal under
Format. The editor pane’s context menu has
CMD+t launches macOS’ own font picker. All of these options allow to apply one font style, so again italics and such would be gone if you went for a regular font.
So Markdown isn’t the worst choice to make.
Format > Font > Copy/Paste Font (and there’s also Format > Ruler > Copy/Paste Ruler).
I possibly did this to myself years ago, I can’t remember, so apologies if it’s not a default Mac behaviour, but I have universal options of:
- cmd+v is paste
- shift-cmd-v is paste and match style
As these are universal shortcuts I don’t think about them, I use them in all apps.