Is there any way to stop logseq from formatting text that I paste in as a Markdown link? For example, if I copy a date like Feb 3, 2023 when I paste it I get [Date](Feb 3, 2023). I am pasting from a TextSoap window set to plain text, so it is not something in the text I’m pasting in. This happens even if I use Command-Shift-V to paste.
To anyone who stumbles on this in the future, I figured it out. I have a template with placeholder text like author and url. If I double-click to highlight url and paste, I get a link like [url](stuff I pasted) but if I don’t highlight url it pastes correctly.
This behavior makes sense when you realize what it is doing, not so much when you don’t.
Another option if you want to avoid all formatting – useful when copying from webpages or other HTML-formatted text – is to use
ctrl/cmd + shift + v to paste as plain text.
So basically just press Delete before Ctrl+V.
when I paste it I get [Date](Feb 3, 2023).
Sounds like the meta data provided by TextSoap caused this
No, it’s wasn’t TextSoap at all. It is just Logseq behavior I wasn’t expecting. Let’s say I had a text in a note that looked like this:
If I highlight the text
url on the right and paste, Logseq replaces it with
[url](pasted-text). If I delete those characters and paste, it doesn’t do this and I just get get
pasted-text. If I highlight the word booger and paste text over it, Logseq replaces it with
[booger](pasted-text). 100% repeatable.
It makes sense, it was just unexpected. I just need to create my template without the placeholder text on the right and all is well.
That combination does not work if you have text selected.