How Do I Remove Formatting from Text I am Pasting from Another Source?

You can use the Rich Content Editor to format text that you pasted from another source.

The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts:

  • Normal copy and paste on a PC: Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V
  • Copy and paste-without-formatting on a PC: Ctrl-C, Ctrl-Shift-V
  • Normal copy and paste on a Mac: Cmd-C, Cmd-V
  • Copy and paste-without-formatting on a Mac: Cmd-C, Cmd-Opt-Shift-V

 

Open Rich Content Editor

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Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Curve features which support the Editor.

 

Paste Text

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Paste the text you copied into the Rich Content Editor. Make sure to cite the source if appropriate.

Don't forget you can use the following keyboard shortcuts:

  • Normal copy and paste on a PC: Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V
  • Copy and paste-without-formatting on a PC: Ctrl-C, Ctrl-Shift-V
  • Normal copy and paste on a Mac: Cmd-C, Cmd-V
  • Copy and paste-without-formatting on a Mac: Cmd-C, Cmd-Opt-Shift-V

 

Remove Formatting

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Select the pasted text to remove the formatting.

Under the Format menu [1], click the Clear Formatting icon [2] to remove the formatting from the pasted text.

 

Save Changes

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Click the Save button.

Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes, you have the option to Save & Publish. When using the Rich Content Editor in the Syllabus and Discussions pages, the Save button may appear as “Update Syllabus” or “Post Reply”.

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