Copy without Citation in iBooks

Copy without Citation in iBooks


I like to read books on my iBook on OS and copy excerpts into my Roam so I can process them and save them for later reference.

Everytime I copy and paste the selction, however, the excerpt is pasted alongside it and I have to clean it up every time which is irritating.

I want to prevent this from happening and only copy paste what I specifically copy pasted. There should be a way to turn this off but Apple does not provide this option. So we will have to find our own alternative.


Note: This method is described in this answer by Rory O'Kane

  1. Create a Quick Action in Automator called "Copy without Citation in Books"
  2. Change the keyboard shortcut for Cmd + C to this Quick Action


  1. Stackoverflow Answers on Copying Without Citations from iBooks