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Well, I guess "lost" is a bit misleading. I'm referring to what happens when you copy and paste styled text into the Quick Entry window. The pasted text retains the style just briefly. It changes to the applicable default style set in preferences as soon as you add the action's context.

I realize OF is "supposed" to do this. But frequently the styled text's particular style is preferable. You could change your desired style in preferences, but the pasted text is often more readable, not just because of its font, but because it's got line returns after paragraphs and spaces between paragraphs and a mix of bold and plain. All that is lost. Seems a shame.

Anyone else frustrated by this?

Why not allow retention of styles? Or at least spaces between paragraphs. It really enhances the readability of supporting information.

Yes, yes, I know: I'm not supposed to be entering paragraphs into an action entry. Oh! I have sinned!
 
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Anyone else frustrated by this?
Not even slightly :-)

As I recall, OmniFocus doesn't store any style information for action names, only for notes. Why not post a screen shot showing us what fine use you might make of the ability to style action names? I'll post a screen shot or two showing that you can already have newlines in action names.
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Not even slightly :-)

As I recall, OmniFocus doesn't store any style information for action names, only for notes. Why not post a screen shot showing us what fine use you might make of the ability to style action names? I'll post a screen shot or two showing that you can already have newlines in action names.
Oh Dr. Palmer! You always come to the rescue. Thanks for clarifying that Notes handles styles but Actions do not. I must simply add to my knowledge base the Command-single apostrophe, just one of the many keyboard commands that no doubt are second nature to you, eh? p.s. -- Did you ever retrieve that Venetian gondola from the pasture?
 
What, no interest in my solution to one of your requests? How disappointing. I guess I wasted that 30 seconds spent figuring out the option to do it. I do so want to be your hero ;-)

Still eagerly awaiting an example of how styling action names would make the program better.
 
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What, no interest in my solution to one of your requests? How disappointing. I guess I wasted that 30 seconds spent figuring out the option to do it. I do so want to be your hero ;-)

Still eagerly awaiting an example of how styling action names would make the program better.
Do your powers of aesthetic discernment have any limits?
 
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Do your powers of aesthetic discernment have any limits?
They do, which is why I seek your help in finding enlightenment.

Have you finished reformatting your multi-line action names into separate paragraphs yet, now that I've revealed the secret?
 
 


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