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I need to be able to select and copy and email, then paste it into a textbox (Sharepoint multi-line extended field). It messes things up when you do this directly since emails have a ton of html in them. How do I copy and then paste the text only?

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Is there a "paste as plain text" option in Sharepoint? – ChrisF Aug 19 '10 at 22:11
@ChrisF, I haven't found it yet, but it looks like my real problem may be deeper. – Lance Roberts Aug 19 '10 at 22:53
is there no Paste Special in Sharepoint? – Zach Aug 18 '11 at 0:28
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What I usually do is paste the text into notepad then copy it again before pasting it elsewhere. That should also remove any font styles and colors applied to the text.

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This is the poor man's solution but it WORKS. – Shinrai Aug 19 '10 at 22:40

As mentioned above, you can use Notepad as a middleman for the text, or if you run Windows and you need to do this a lot, it may be easier to download a program called PureText that does the same thing.

There are nearly a million other of these scripts, but PureText seems to be the most configurable and GUI-hugging.

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