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I select a block of text from, say, Pages ... set an insertion point in OO ... and Paste. The block of text appears in OO as one big item.

If I want the block of text to appear as separate items (one item per line), I click at the top of the OO page, so that there's no insertion point, and then paste. The text appears at the bottom of the OO page.

(It took me a while to figure that out, by the way ... it's be nice if the Edit Menu had a choice to Paste as Separate Items.)

Now I've got several paragraphs of text, one item per line. I'd like to make it one item per paragraph. I know I can manually go into each line and use Control-Delete to combine lines, but I wish there were a faster way. For instance, it'd be great if I could select all the lines that I wanted to be in one paragraph and have a Menu command "Group into one item". Any way to do that now? If not, can we please add it to the 4.0 wish list?

Thanks much.

Look at the AppleScripts available for free download in the 'Extras' section. There is a script called 'Create New Outline from Clipboard', and it definitely does at least part of the job. Please post your impressions here in case you decide to give it a try.
That's pretty good. Thanks.


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