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When I copy and paste from iBooks into my note-taking app (Notion), it always comes with citations "Excerpt from..." with quotation marks around the whole thing. It gets very tedious. 

 

Can someone please tell how I can simply ⌘C and ⌘V without the extras? 

 

I think I'm looking for a script that removes the quotation marks and the last line and I suppose hold it in the clipboard until I ⌘V. I'm not sure. I would be super grateful if you could tell me what I should learn to be able to figure this out. 

 

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There you go, I made it a while ago. It’s a bit thrown together but got the job done the handful of times I needed it.


Bear in mind there’s a maximum limit you can copy at once (another idiotic measure). The Workflow will warn you in those cases.

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You are a king! 
 

I simply imported it in alfred and tried copy pasting a segment but it didn't seem to work. Do I have to assign it to a hotkey?

 

8 hours ago, vitor said:

There you go, I made it a while ago. It’s a bit thrown together but got the job done the handful of times I needed it.


Bear in mind there’s a maximum limit you can copy at once (another idiotic measure). The Workflow will warn you in those cases.

 

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46 minutes ago, vitor said:

It uses the ibpaste Keyword to paste the result. But you can add a Hotkey: right click on an empty space → Triggers → Hotkey, then connect it to the Run Script.

OMG THE HOTKEY WORKED! wow thank you so much!!! This made me very happy. 

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