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Every time I copy and paste from a Google Spreadsheet, it adds a double quote before and after everything, and duplicates every single double quote.

For example, if I copy:

This is a "string" of sorts.

And paste ANYWHERE else (I can reproduce it on Windows, Mac, Linux, Notepad++, SublimeText, Xcode...) it results into:

"This is a ""string"" of sorts."

How can I copy and paste so that A" results in A" instead of "A""?

EDIT: I am talking about when you copy an entire cell, if you enter edit mode in a cell and copy the contents, the copy works fine. But you cannot copy formula-based cells this way, or multiple cells.

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I can't reproduce your results. I've taken the exact string in Google Spreadsheets and copied it to an Outlook mail (native), notepad (Window 7), all yielding the same string !! I used Crtl+C and the way to copy from within the spreadsheet. –  Jacob Jan Tuinstra Mar 12 '13 at 12:06
If you click the cell first and copy the contents of the cell (not the cell itself) it will work. I am having this issue specially with concatenated strings (because there are no contents to copy beside the formula). –  speeder Mar 12 '13 at 13:37
Then I strongly advice you to edit your question !! –  Jacob Jan Tuinstra Mar 12 '13 at 13:40
I can’t reproduce your results either. Even after you edited it. –  Alex Mar 14 '13 at 17:16
I have this problem as well, it seems to happen whenever I insert a line-break. The output looks fine in the doc but the extra quotes show up when pasting. This formula should reproduce the problem: ="This is a ""string"" and "&CHAR(10)&" a linebreak" –  Ben Collier Jun 13 '13 at 16:30

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The "issue" is that Google Spreadsheet is putting valid CSV-formatted data into the clipboard.

The workaround is to publish the spreadsheet to the web (File -> Publish to Web) and copy out of that document instead.

It's not much of a solution but it can save you some time.

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Try pasting without formatting: Ctrl+Shift+V (or Command+Shift+V).

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I tried here on a OSX (command+shift+v) copying to sublime text, did not worked. –  speeder Dec 9 '13 at 18:44

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