Paste into field issue

Jim Ault JimAultWins at
Tue Jul 17 14:38:25 EDT 2007

On 7/17/07 11:23 AM, "Timothy Miller" <gandalf at>

> Thanks, Jim,
> All I can add is that I tried both command-V and "paste" from the
> "Edit" menu. Neither worked.
> On the other hand, both worked if I was copying from the Sticky note,
> but neither worked when copying and pasting from the web page.
> I wonder if this is the same bug. Maybe Jacque's on the right track,
> with her hidden-uncopyable character on the web page.
> I'll continue to mess around with it to see if I can isolate it more
> precisely.

Most likely in your case, Jacque is correct, there is at least one character
that triggers the 'end of data' or something.  This would be the same as a
null char interfering with the 'filter' command (the result will be empty)

Most programs will do clipboard checking and conversion to an acceptable
format, which is the likely scenario with StickyNote.  Remember, clipboard
content can be text, graphics, spreadsheet formulas, charts, a collection of
objects that are not text (or work with a Rev field)

1)  can you put this clipboarddata into a variable?
2)  can you copy the bottom half of the page?
3)  can you copy the top half of the page?

Jim Ault
Las Vegas

> On Jul 16, 2007, at 10:32 PM, Jim Ault wrote:
>> This is a well-known, well-documented bug, and it seems that it is
>> from the
>> Metacard days.  The Rev clipboard is not a reliable way of moving data
>> between programs, and the keyboard shortcut (on Mac OSX) will stop
>> working
>> occasionally, then perhaps start working again.  These are two
>> separate
>> issues already in Fixzilla.
>> Using the mouse to choose paste will work for me. (G5 OSX 10.4.9)
>> My workaround for the command-V failure is to use a program I have
>> called
>> MenuMaster to set the control-V to be the copy menu choice.  When
>> the cmd-V
>> stops working, I use cntr-V.
>> Sometimes I go for weeks without incident, and some days it happens
>> several
>> times.  Alas, no recipe that I can define.
>> Jim Ault
>> Las Vegas
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