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    ClearWater

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    Copying and Pasting Information

    Post  ClearWater on Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:31 pm

    Whenever I use copy and paste to share information from another website, the text comes out funky.
    Examples below...


    "Copy and Paste is a phrase that implies copying material from one
    page to another. Material may include text, an entire page, symbols,
    characters, photographs, files or folders. This can be accomplished by
    using the left and right buttons of your mouse or by using your
    mouse and the keyboard of your computer."


    "Copy
    and
    paste allows you to work fast between say, a text editor such as
    notepad
    or MS word, and a web document, and lets you quickly share text
    between
    both applications, without having to retype everything over and
    over again.


    What happens
    is that
    when you copy something, your computer puts it in it's internal
    "clipboard"
    and keeps it there for you to use in another application. Here
    we will
    learn how."


    Is there a way to fix this, so that the text comes out like this?...

    "Copy and Paste is a phrase that implies copying material from one page to another. Material may include text, an entire page, symbols, characters, photographs, files or folders. This can be accomplished by using the left and right buttons of your mouse or by using your mouse and the keyboard of your computer."

    "Copy and paste allows you to work fast between say, a text editor such as notepad or MS word, and a web document, and lets you quickly share text between both applications, without having to retype everything over and over again.
    What happens is that when you copy something, your computer puts it in it's internal "clipboard" and keeps it there for you to use in another application. Here we will learn how."
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    newel

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    Re: Copying and Pasting Information

    Post  newel on Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:09 pm

    Try switching editor mode (last button on the right) before pasting.

    In the BBCode mode, line breaks and paragraphs from pasted text are gonna be fine, but you're gonna lose formatting (font size, bold, colors, etc.).

    In the RichText edit mode, which is probably the one you use, there is a complicated program trying to figure out BBCode from the formatted text in your clipboard. It's this program that is messing with line breaks.

    I don't get these annoying line breaks from pasting in BBCode mode, and then I add some of the lost formatting if needed.

    You can also try and use a third party tool to figure out BBCode from your pasted text, thus bypassing the buggy one integrated with the forum here. Here are some of these tools:
    http://bloggingabout.com/tools-convert-html-bbcode.html

    This one will take a link and convert the whole page into BBCode:
    http://www.garyshood.com/htmltobb/
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    ClearWater

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    Re: Copying and Pasting Information

    Post  ClearWater on Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:24 pm

    "Copy and Paste is a phrase that implies copying material from one page to another. Material may include text, an entire page, symbols, characters, photographs, files or folders. This can be accomplished by using the left and right buttons of your mouse or by using your mouse and the keyboard of your computer."


    "Copy and paste allows you to work fast between say, a text editor such as notepad or MS word, and a web document, and lets you quickly share text between both applications, without having to retype everything over and over again.

    What happens is that when you copy something, your computer puts it in it's internal "clipboard" and keeps it there for you to use in another application. Here we will learn how."


    Ahhh...Works perfectly when I switch the editor mode.
    Thank You so much for your help, metaw3.
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    newel

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    Re: Copying and Pasting Information

    Post  newel on Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:52 pm

    You're welcome.

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