Copy Selected Text as RTF

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Anthony Morelli

31 Mar, 2014 08:05 PM

The "Copy RTF" command operates only on the entire document. I often use a long, running document for ongoing notes about a given topic, and occasionally need to export a portion of that document (a given set of notes, an email response I've written in that document for later reference, etc.). It would be ideal if the "Copy RTF" and "Copy HTML" commands could operate on a selection of text in Marked.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 31 Mar, 2014 08:36 PM

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    Use Command-C. It will pick up the formatting with the copy.


  2. 2 Posted by Anthony Morelli on 31 Mar, 2014 09:12 PM

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    Brett – thanks for getting back so quickly! Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to operate quite the same way. Nested lists act properly in other applications (typically for me) when "Copy RTF" is used, but not when Command-C is used. For some reason, using Command-C makes me unable to de-indent items, whereas "Copy RTF" works as expected (Shift-Tab de-indents).

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Brett on 31 Mar, 2014 09:16 PM

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    Unfortunately, that's par for the course. The same would happen if I
    tried to convert selections into RTF.


  4. 4 Posted by Anthony Morelli on 31 Mar, 2014 09:21 PM

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    Interesting. Any reason it does happen to work if you copy the whole document as RTF? In that case, the indented lists are supported. That's my current workaround – copy the selection as markdown into a scratch document, preview in Marked, "Copy RTF" of the "whole document", which happens to be my original selection.

    I could probably wrap that up more intelligently as an AppleScript (or some similar service) and cut out a few commands.

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