How to select a cell instead of a line in a table

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Mon Jun 16 22:37:36 EDT 2008

Kresten Bjerg wrote:
> Hi
> Been working several hours with the copy paste solution, but all attempts to copy selectedchunk (or chunkinfo) to a selected field
>  (in order  to retrieve the selectedtext (with fontspecifications) from there, to a variable, for further processing) fails.
>  The variable watcher reports e.g. on  Put the clickchunk into chunkInfo : "char 108 to 117 of field 363". But all attempts to copy the thus indicated 
> chunk gives an elaborate "it" (many level adresses) different from the text in the cell. And nothing gets pasted to the (visibly) selected field. It seems like the
>  whole table is copied instead.
> Could you suggest the scriptlines, which could do the trick ?

You can set the clipboard contents directly without actually copying or 
pasting, retrieving either plain text or styled text:

set the clipboardData to the selection -- plain text, the default
set the clipboarddata["html"] to the htmltext of the selection -- styled 

If all you need is the text and font specs, you can do it directly in a 
couple of lines:

put the selection into myVar -- contains plain text
put the effective textfont of the selection into myFont

You can also get any other text properties. Usually there's no need to 
actually copy and paste, but I haven't been following this thread so I 
may have missed something.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
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