I’m trying to write a macro to copy and paste from Accordance (the Bible software program I use) into Word 2016. When I paste into Word, I want to set the font to the standard Greek/Hebrew font I use (SBL BibLit for those in the know) at 12 point (my standard font size for writing). I’ve tried the macro below to do this and failed—I have the font size set at 16 point in Accordance (my age means my eyes can’t read it at 12 point!), and when I run this macro, the text pastes into Word at 16 point without changing the size. Any wisdom on how to solve this please folks?
Paste to Word
Triggered by any of the following:
The Hot Key ⌃G is pressed
Will execute the following actions:
Apply Style to Clipboard
Set font to SBL BibLit.
Set size to 12.
Activate Microsoft Word
Notify on failure.
Hmm, does it happen in every font? Like instead of the SBL would it happen in Helvetica? And I’d be curious to see if you tried a larger size (like 20) or another smaller size (like 4) would the same issue happen, because it’s tough to tell which aspect of the Style you’re applying is the culprit.
Thanks Kevin. I’ve just tried changing the macro to set the clipboard (System clipboard) to Helvetica 20 point, and it still pastes as SBL BibLit 16 point! I tried earlier to copy to a specific named clipboard (which I called Temporary clipboard), format on that clipboard, and then paste from that clipboard, and it made no difference. Is this a bug, do you think?
Possibly, what you might want to try is to filter the clipboard first by using the Remove Style filter, that should make the clipboard plain text, then try to style the plain text. So to test do the Remove Style filter then just paste that into like Text Edit and see how it turned out and if it worked then style that how you want.
Thanks Michael. I followed the process you described, and the result was that the word looked as I'd want: SBL BiblLit font and 12 point size. What does that mean?
I'd tried the macro using the System Clipboard and had the same result as before—the font was correct, but the size was 16 point (the size it is in the display of Accordance, my Bible software) rather than 12 point. That's why I'd tried using a named clipboard.
Here's the macro (I hope)
Keyboard Maestro Actions
Thanks Michael. I’ve edited to move back to System Clipboard and just used ordinary copy and paste.
Changing to Helvetica seems to make no difference: it still pastes in as SBL BibLit 16 point.
Word 2016 has a slightly different view of the paste-in menu you show, and none of the items is checked.
Folks, Thanks for your efforts. I'm now using the same macro as Peter, and I'm still getting the problem. I've set the clipboard to filter as System Clipboard. The macro is below. I must be doing something wrong—any further ideas, please?
Keyboard Maestro “Paste to Word” Macro