Rules in OutlookUser-Defined RulesTools
Create new rule
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You can create your own rules here and remove formatting or replace text in certain programs only. You can see a list of the existing rules in the dialog. Only those rules with a checkmark in the first column are executed. The buttons have the following functions:
Create user-defined rules in four steps, see below for more details:
- Specify the conditions for the rule
- Specify which entries in Clipboard Master the rules applies to
- Specify the action of the rule
- Enter the name and description of the rule
Step 1: Specify the conditions for the rule.
Execute this rule when
Something is copied to the clipboard
This rule is executed as soon as you copy something to the Windows clipboard, e.g. with Ctrl + C.
Switching to another application
This rule is executed when you switch to another application e.g. from Excel to Word.
Something is added to Clipboard Master
The rule is executed when you add something to the Clipboard Master clipboard, but not when you manually paste an entry in Clipboard Master.
Something is pasted with Clipboard Master
The rule is executed as soon as you paste something with Clipboard Master.
Clipboard Master is opened
The rule is executed when you open Clipboard Master, e.g. with Windows + V.
Only in these applications
Enter the applications here in which this rule should be executed. Leave the field blank if the rule is to be executed in every application. Enter the name of the executable file, e.g. excel.exe. Separate multiple files with commas. Click on ICON to display a list of all running applications.
Only in these windows
Enter the window titles here in which this rule should be executed. Leave the field blank if the rule is to be executed in every window. Separate multiple window titles with commas. Click here to see a list with all window titles. Wildcards such as * and ? are allowed.
When an element was copied in these applications
This option is helpful if you create a rule should be executed when pasting with Clipboard Master but only if the element to be pasted comes e.g. from Excel. Enter the name of the executable file, e.g. excel.exe. Separate multiple files with commas. Click here to display a list of all running applications.
Step 2: Specify which entries in Clipboard Master the rules applies to.
Execute this rule
Select the elements for which the rule should be executed, e.g. for files and/or folders.
Example: You can to add a \ to the end of all folder names in the clipboard. In step 1, select "When something is copied to the Windows folder" and "For folders". In the next step you can define that the \ should be added.
Note: This step is not displayed for the rule "Execute rule when Clipboard Master is displayed".
Step 3: Specify the action of the rule.
Select the rule that should be applied in the list.
Enter the string of characters that should be removed and determine whether they should be removed from the complete text, at the beginning, at the end or at the beginning and at the end. An entire string of characters will be removed, e.g.
E.g. Remove new lines at the end. Enter \r\n for this.
Enter the string of characters that should be removed and determine whether they should be removed from the complete text, at the beginning, at the end or at the beginning and at the end. All characters that you enter here will be removed, e.g. enter ,.;:! V, all of these characters will be removed.
You can replace text with this rule.
Place text at beginning
You can place text at the beginning with this rule.
Place text at end
You can place text at the end with this rule.
The element will be deleted from the Windows and/or Clipboard Master clipboard
All formatting will be removed (RTF and HTML)
Correct umlauts and special characters
Sometimes characters such as ä or or fÃ¼r "land" in the clipboard. You can convert these characters in Clipboard Master with the key combination Alt + F6. You can also automate this with a rule.
Save files and folders also as text
If you copy a file or folder in Windows Explorer and want to paste the path (and name) in a program, this does not work (because the file and/or folder exists as a file in the clipboard, not as text).
With this rule, all copied folders and files will also be placed as text in the clipboard.
Step 4: Enter the name and description of the rule.
Name/description of the rule
You can change the description of the rule here.
Do not display information when this rule is executed
Clipboard Master displays an info window on the lower right when a rule is executed. You can turn this function off for this rule here.
Do not play a sound when this rule is executedYou can specify in Settings -> Sounds that a sound should be played when a rule is executed. You can turn this function off for this rule here.