Paste special shortcut

Hi all,

I am working on updating my keyboard shortcuts.
In the default shortcut set there is a shortcut to “Paste Special…” set to ctrl+shift+v.
What does it do? When I try it nothing happens.

Well spotted! :slight_smile: It does nothing at all. We implemented a placeholder “paste special” command way back before Dorico 1.0 was released, but it doesn’t do anything, and it shouldn’t have a default shortcut. I’ll make sure it gets hidden, as it probably always should have been, and remove the default key command.

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This is frequently called “paste and match style” in other programs and it’s something that I use frequently. It’s very useful being able to copy text from somewhere and plop it into another program but have it match the formatting of the destination document.

True!

I eventually decided on

ctrl+shift+v = explode
ctrl+shift+alt = reduce
ctrl+alt+v = paste into voice

…alongside with the “normal” ctrl+v.
A tricky process this, to find logical and easy to remember solutions for key bindings.

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