Copying from MS word into RunRev 4.0

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Fri Sep 2 13:45:23 CDT 2011


That's an interesting method of DRM. Another level of obfuscation. Thanks
Microsoft.

On 2 September 2011 09:07, 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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