Cool Tools # 3: Text Fixer(s)

As a Planner, you’ll be quoting a lot of policy documents, which means lots of copying and pasting from PDFs. Unfortunately, copying from a PDF often breaks up each line when pasted into another program (i.e. Word or InDesign). I know when someone in the office is doing this, because you here the same key pattern over and over:

down, home, backspace, backspace… down, home, backspace, backspace… down, home, backspace, backspace…

Luckily there’s a solution. Try copying your text into the box here and letting TextFixer.com do the work for you. If you don’t want to use a webpage, download AutoUnbreak (a light windows plugin) and create a shortcut on your taskbar (that’s how I roll).

Obviously this is unnecessary if you’re copying a couple of lines, but can save a significant amount of time if you’re pasting a lot of text.

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