I am currently involved in a large writing project and bits and pieces are being moved around quite frequently. One thing I notice is that when I cut and paste a section of text from one part of scrivener to another section, the footnotes are not formatted accordingly; they appear on the bottom of the page as plain text. I assume that this is due to CMD+V assigned to "paste and match style’.
Is there a way to change this shortcut to paste and keep source formatting (i.e. with formatted footnote)? Or is there a setting preference that I am overlooking?
That’s certainly nothing that Scrivener would be doing, it’s the sole mode of operation is to paste normally—unless you use Paste and Match Style of course. Common things to look for:
- Examine the menu, did you rebind the Match Style command to ⌘V? If so maybe you need to put the ⇧⌥⌘V shortcut on regular paste, so you can access that when needed.
- Log out and back in with the Shift key held down and test again. If everything works normally, then you’ve got some third-party tool that is filtering your pasteboard to plain-text. Start launching the usual suspects one by one until you find the culprit. Stuff like LaunchBar, Keyboard Maestro, BetterTouchTool and clipboard managers are the types of tools that can radically alter how other programs work.