Copy Document as Rich Text - WITH stylesheet formatting?

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07 Dec, 2014 06:07 AM

Is there a quick way to Copy Document as Rich Text with the formatting of the stylesheet?

Background: Using the Copy Document as Rich Text menu shortcut doesn't include stylesheet formatting. Manually selecting the preview text and copying does the trick, but a single shortcut would be faster. (I do this multiple times a day when composing emails, to be pasted in


p.s. If there's no shortcut for this, can I request that it be added to the Edit → Copy as menu options?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fletcher on 07 Dec, 2014 02:16 PM

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    You're not *technically* copying the MMD as Rich Text (which in
    Composer-speak refers to converting to RTF via MMD).

    You're copying the formatted HTML as Rich Text using Apple's routines
    (built into WebKit). I'm not sure if this only works on apps that
    accept HTML based rich text, or on all apps that accept rich text.

    It works, but it's not actually an intended workflow in Composer. The
    results aren't always perfect, and I don't control them.

    That said, I don't intend on doing anything that will break that
    behavior, but I don't explicitly support it either.


  2. 2 Posted by multimarkdown on 08 Dec, 2014 04:01 AM

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    Roger that, and thanks for the quick reply. I do think the functionality is useful enough that I'd urge you to reconsider supporting this workflow, even if you don't explicitly control the output. Regardless, I'll see what I can work out using Keyboard Maestro.


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