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Controlling Font and fontsize in FmP 12.0v3

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I have been using FmPro for upwards of 20 years and have just hit a simple but severe snag on upgrading my databases from version 11.0v3 to version 12.0v3.
The problem occurs when Copying text off any webpage and Pasting it into a simple Text field (created with no options).  Prior to upgrade, when in Browse or Preview Mode (or actual printing) the field used to show the pasted text in the font and fontsize set for the field, but after the upgrade the field now shows the pasted text in the font and fontsize used by the source webpage.  The field’s fontcolour setting will override, and so will the paragraph line spacing, but not the font itself or its size.  I cannot find any way to alter either.
In the Edit/Preferences/Fonts tab the Font Options are  set to “Synchronise input method with font on field entry” and in Layout mode the Inspector/Data tab sets the input method of the Text field itself as “Synchronise with field’s font”.  I cannot find any other relevant option choices.
Any suggestions for retaking control of the text field would be very welcome
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Go to Define Fields for the Text Field in question. Under Auto-Enter options, "Calculated Value" enter the following: TextFormatRemove ( Self ). Click "OK" to save the calculation and then uncheck "Do not replace existing value of field (if any)"

This will strip any formatting from the pasted in text immediately upon enter.

An alternate trick that you can use in any field without changing the Auto-Enter options is to simply type Command/Control-Z (the undo command) immediately after pasting the text in. This has the same effect of stripping all formatting and works in earlier version of FM as well as 12.
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Thankyou for these suggestions. Much appreciated.
I'm not clear on the second, though.  I'm self taught and I've never discovered an undo or redo command in FmPro. I don't understand how to "type Command/Control-Z".  Could you explain what the "Command" means?  I'm assuming that "Control-Z" means press the Ctrl key and the Z key at the same time.
Thanks again.
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Control-Z is the keyboard shortcut for "Undo" and it means holding the Control key while also typing the "z" key, just like Control-X for "Cut", Control-C for "Copy", Control-V for "Paste", Control-P for "Print", etc..

Command-Z is the same "Undo" function except on a Macintosh ; you hold the "Command" (aka Apple or "cloverleaf") key while typing "z".
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Thanks very much.  Zero knowledge of Apple Mac language.  They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but frankly no knowledge at all is even worse.
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