How do I strip all existing formatting when I paste?
Like many other rich text programs such as Word and OpenOffice,
Scrivener supports the ability to paste the contents of your
clipboard with any of its existing fonts and styles. However it can
oftentimes be useful to paste as though the original source was
plain-text, especially when pasting from a web browser. The menu
command for this is
Edit > Paste and Match
Scrivener handles inline annotations and footnotes similarly to regular styles like bold and italics. Thus, when you copy and paste normally, the text’s status as either form of notation will be carried along with it. Using Paste and Match Style will allow you to paste text that was in an annotation as ordinary text. If your selection spans both regular and annotation text or text linked to an Inspector comment, Paste and Match Style will include the annotation or comment in-line as unformatted, bracketed text.
Using Paste and Match Style with a selection containing
footnote text or a linked footnote will create a plain-text
footnote, inserting a bracketed numeral in the text and separating
the footnote with two empty lines. To paste an inline footnote as
regular text, copy and paste it normally, then remove the footnote
formatting from the selection by toggling off
To strip footnotes, annotations, and comments from your text
Edit > Copy Special > Copy without
Comments and Footnotes, then paste as normal. Taking a
Snapshot before doing this is often a good idea.