Sunday, January 29, 2017

Word Paste as Text

Often times I’m copying from a webpage or from another document I want to only include text. In the past I’ve created my own Macro and then created a keyboard shortcut to the macro.

I recently found an easier way to this without the macro. To do this go to the File button and choose Options. From the Word Options dialog box choose Customize Ribbon.


Then press the Customize Button. From the Categories column select All Commands and in the Commands column select PasteTextOnly.


Type your new shortcut in the Press new shortcut key and then press Assign to add it to the list. I’ve used Ctrl + Shift + V as my shortcut, but you can use what your preference. I’d avoid the standard Word shortcuts. Then Press Close and then you can use the keyboard sequence to paste as text.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Upgrading Civil 3D

Sometimes upgrading doesn’t go as planned. I recently tried to use Civil 3D 2017 and I was unable to change the annotation scale. It froze and wouldn’t come back. The reason why is that it was waiting for an upgrade dialog box to say OK. Since it doesn’t show in the UI I was unable to press it. To get everything back to normal I ran the RecoverAll on the drawing. This processed both the drawing and all of the XREFs. All of the drawings are saved as well as having the dialog box pop up where I can press the OK button.


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