I copied the title text from a pdf document in Preview on Mac OS X. Here is the clipboard content after the copy:
Paste into Microsoft OneNote using
- Regular paste (Ctrl-V)
- Menu: 'Paste -> Match formatting'
- Menu: 'Paste -> Keep Text Only' operations.
Screenshot of paste operation in OneNote:
The timing is the same for all three (9.5 seconds).
Pasting the same into a Microsoft Word document with the same content as the notebook page takes about 2 seconds with formatting but is almost instantaneous when you paste with 'Keep text only'.
I'm using OneNote for Mac version 16.32 on a Microsoft 365 account with my notebooks synced across multiple devices.
This inefficiency is really impacting my productivity and making OneNote unusable...
Even if I paste plain text ("Controlled diffusions" copied from a text editor) it still takes 9.5 seconds.
I also figured out that the size of the Notebook is what is causing the problem. If I paste into an empty notebook it is fast.
Here is the CPU level during the paste operation: