Copy formatted text and paste into another program

I realize that this is a very basic question, but as a brand new user struggling to learn how to create actions, I am hoping someone can tell me how to create this very basic action.

What I would like to do is copy formatted text and paste it into Pages or any other text editing program. What I end up getting are all the lines smooshed together without paragraph spaces. Something similar to the cmd I in Safari.

I appreciate any help.

In my experience, “basic questions” often aren’t so basic, but we’ll see. :slight_smile:

Can you give an example I might be able to duplicate on my machine? I have Pages, so that will work. What should I copy from, in order to see the behavior you’re seeing?

What happens when you do the copy/paste manually?
What app and text format are you copying from?
Have you tried any options with the paste to Pages, like "Paste and Match format", or paste as plain text?