Copying from MS word into RunRev 4.0

Jonathan Lynch jonathandlynch at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 12:14:26 EDT 2011


Thanks for testing it, Bob :)

On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 12:13 PM, Jonathan Lynch <jonathandlynch at gmail.com>wrote:

> Even with both apps open, it omits apostrophes when i paste from Word to
> RunRev 4.0
>
> If I paste it into notepad first, then copy and paste from notepad into
> Rev, it works fine without dropping characters.
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 12:07 PM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:
>
>> I did this on a Mac and it works fine. I believe that MS Office clipboard
>> data is specially formatted, and the app has to be running in order to do an
>> on the fly translation of the data. I have noticed in the past that if I
>> copy something from an office product and then launch another program, then
>> paste, I usually get nothing, because the other app wasn't open at the time
>> I copied, so I suspect the translation only gets done when switching between
>> open applications.
>>
>> Bob
>>
>>
>> On Sep 2, 2011, at 8:21 AM, Jonathan Lynch wrote:
>>
>> > Hi everyone.
>> >
>> > When I type this word into MS Word: it's
>> >
>> > Then copy and paste it into a field in RunRev, the apostrophe gets
>> omitted.
>> > This is on a windows system. The character in question is not the usual
>> > apostrophe, but is the curly apostrophe that MS Word uses.
>> >
>> > This is quite an issue for me. My work around is to hijack the paste
>> > operation, use VB Script to create an invisible Word doc and save that
>> doc
>> > as a text file, then use Rev to retrieve the contents of the text file.
>> This
>> > works, but takes approximately 1.5 seconds to complete the procedure.
>> >
>> > Does anyone know if the recent versions of Live Code allow for pasting
>> from
>> > an MS Word document without omitting characters? I know it worked fine
>> back
>> > with RunRev 2.5, so I know it is possible for it to be done.
>> > Well, thanks for you help.
>> >
>> > Peace,
>> >
>> > Jonathan
>> >
>> >
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