Android: Cut Out Copy & Paste Headers

I feel like this has been talked about before - but I'm struggling to find anything about it.

When copying from Word I always end up getting their ugly long headers pasted into Pleco:

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In clipboard it doesn't really matter but in the normal dictionary gui - it slows everything down while it's trying look up everything in the header - sometimes bringing things to a standstill.

Anyway to cut out these headers?


Staff member
I suppose we could add a regex filter option of some sort for text pasted into the search field, just not something we've had a lot of requests for. Long breakdown searches are getting way faster in 4.0, FWIW (redesigned the whole engine), so even without a filter, text like this should no longer cause a slowdown.