The experimental support of the HTML format has been added in Flashpaste v.4.5.
Remember that it is only beta HTML support. We cannot say that it is fully or conveniently implemented and we do not guarantee that it will be developed further. Nevertheless, you can use it if you really need to paste HTML texts and you cannot use the RTF format. For example, if you paste HTML text in Outlook while creating new messages.
Flashpaste can process two “types” of HTML strings: simple HTML and full HTML. We are sure that simple HTML will do in most cases. Full HTML is more complicated and you'd better use it only if you really need it, for example, when you use text copied from the browser as a template and you have problems with images.
To create an HTML string:
1. Create the necessary template in any HTML editor (for example, Outlook) and copy the text into the clipboard.
2. Create a new text (not RTF) string in Fashpaste
3. Move the cursor into the text field and press Ctrl+A to select all text.
4. Press Ctrl+F12 to create a simple HTML string or Shift+Ctrl+F12 to create a full HTML string.
Each HTML string must start with a special marker on the first position of the first line:
<p><b>This is your html text</b></p>
If it is not there, Flashpaste will paste the string as plain text.
Some things you should know about the support of the HTML format:
1. Flashpaste has no built-in WYSIWYG HTML editor. To create and comfortably edit text, you can use an external editor, for example, Outlook.
2. Flashpaste can paste an HTML string into a field that supports the HTML format: Microsoft Work, Outlook and some others. You will not be able to paste a string like that into any other field. Keep in mind that an RTF string will be pasted anywhere.
3. You can easily use the following macros inside HTML strings: %ExTime(...)%, %Local_x%, %List(...)% and %RandomFromList(...)%.
4. It is not guaranteed that the %Control(...)%, %Clip()%, %Print(..)% and %Open(...)% macros will work normally, but you can try using them at your own risk. Note that if any of these macros is followed by HTML text again, the latter must start with the special marker.
5. We do not promise that we will continue developing the HTML format and increasing the convenience of its use because of some technical difficulties and the doubtful advantages it gives.
Best regards, Tiushkov Nikolay