I want to copy text from a cell, exactly as it is. However, Numbers (3.6.2) put quotes around my text.


This is text inside a cell.

When trying to paste the string that I've just copied into TextEdit for instance, I'm left with this:

"This is text inside a cell."

Any way to prevent Numbers from doing that?

  • Why do you think it's Numbers and not TextEdit that's adding the quotes (when it recognizes a text string)? – fsb Nov 17 '16 at 16:37
  • Cause I can paste it no matter where and it already has the quotes. – LinusGeffarth Nov 17 '16 at 16:52
  • I just tried to reproduce this in Numbers 4.0.5, but it did not happen. Is there a reason you're not updating Numbers? If not, try updating the app. – Sean Bearden Nov 17 '16 at 21:31
  • I seem to have found the issue. Some of my cells included line breaks. Only text of those were quoted. Try reproducing that. – LinusGeffarth Nov 18 '16 at 7:43

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