Is there a free notepad equivalent on a mac that will unformat text?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by shippouk, May 19, 2010.

  1. shippouk macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi All
    Is there a free windows notepad equivalent on a mac that will unformat text?
    I dont like TextEdit as it keeps all formatting hyperlinks etc. I need to be able to copy text from a website, paste it into a program, which will then strip everything out of it apart from the actual text, and then copy it back from said program.
    I know you can do something similar in TextEdit by saving it a certain way, but I dont want to have to go through the process of having to save the file.
    Can anyone help?

    Thanks
    Shippo
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    TextEdit will do that. Just select Format > Make Plain Text
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    #3
    Use the format menu to turn the current document in Text Edit to plain text. Or change the application preferences to make that the default.
     
  4. shippouk thread starter macrumors regular

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    #6
    FANTASTIC! Thats the solution.
    This can be locked now.
    Thanks a million
    Shippo
     

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