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Cut and paste There’s more to your Mac’s clipboard than the copy, cut and paste ac­tions we as­so­ciate with the key­board com­mands

and Why not give th­ese vari­a­tions a try? If you’re cut­ting or copying text into a for­mat­ted doc­u­ment, you can force the pasted text to match the for­mat­ting style of the des­ti­na­tion us­ing the com­bi­na­tion The com­mand is also re­ferred to as ‘Paste and Match Style’ on the Edit menu. If you find you use the above a lot, you can make a shorter short­cut for Paste and Match Style by cre­at­ing a new Ap­pli­ca­tion short­cut in the Key­board pane of Sys­tem Pref­er­ences. If you just want to copy the for­mat­ting style, and not the text it­self, you can use and

This will take the type­face, size and colour of the source text and ap­ply it in one go to the text you se­lect at the des­ti­na­tion, mi­nus the orig­i­nal con­tent. You can also ‘Kill’ and ‘Yank’ text. This works in the same way as cut and paste but is ac­ti­vated with and

It uses a sep­a­rate clipboard area so you can use it at the same time as cut and paste to swap para­graphs over.

KIf you hit with­out se­lect­ing text first, it will kill to the end of the para­graph, which is some­thing you can’t do with cut and paste.


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