Create Reusable Text With Text Clippings

Text Clippings are little files you create using drag-and-drop. Once you have a text clipping, you can drag-and-drop or copy-and-paste it back into another document. You can organize your text clippings in the Finder. They are particularly useful because they retain text styling.

Comments: 6 Responses to “Create Reusable Text With Text Clippings”

    Lynda Farabee
    3 months ago

    I’ve been missing the capability of creating text clippings and you made it clear as water! It’s the “click and wait” before dragging! Thank you so much.

    Inghilt Muñoz
    3 months ago

    Really usfull tip, thank’s a lot .

    Caroline
    3 months ago

    I’ve just tried it and it works like a charm with Pages. But when I tried to pull a text clipping from a Microsoft Word document, it didn’t work. Selected text; tried dragging and dropping; nothing happened. Is that a Word quirk?

    3 months ago

    Caroline: Worked for me using the latest Microsoft Word. What version do you have? Remember to click and hold for a second or two before dragging.

    David
    3 months ago

    Does this work with iOS too? Sync across devices using iCloud so they can be used cross platform?

    3 months ago

    David: No, Text Clippings are a type of Mac file. If you need to have bits of text you can access on iOS, synced across iCloud, then you can use Notes. Not as quick, but it works.

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