pasting clipboard from Excel

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Tue Sep 13 18:32:37 EDT 2011


There is an issue with copying something in an office app, then opening the destination app, and not seeing the clipboard data. This happens because of Microsoft's clipboard conversion mechanism, which is apparently only triggered when switching between apps, and not launching an app. 

Not all apps seem to have the issue. I get the same thing with things like Remote Desktop and Parallels. Anything that does clipboard conversion may have an issue. 

Bob


On Sep 13, 2011, at 8:26 AM, DunbarX at aol.com wrote:

> Colin..
> 
> 
> I have no issues with this at all. OSX 10.4.11, LC 4.5.3
> 
> 
> Text comes over as you would expect. Tabs are there, returns, everything.
> 
> 
> Craig
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Colin Holgate <coiin at verizon.net>
> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Sent: Tue, Sep 13, 2011 6:32 am
> Subject: pasting clipboard from Excel
> 
> 
> I'm trying to copy some cells from Excel (Mac, 2008 Office version) and paste it 
> into a field in LiveCode. If I do that with Numbers all is good. From Excel I 
> get nothing.
> 
> 'the clipboard' tells me that it contains 'text, but that 'the clipboarddata' is 
> apparently empty.
> 
> If I take a moment to paste the clipboard into another program, I can then go on 
> to paste in LiveCode ok.
> 
> Is there a way for LiveCode to see the text from Excel without first pasting it 
> into another program?
> 
> 
> 
> _______________________________________________
> use-livecode mailing list
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com
> Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription 
> preferences:
> http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode
> 
> 
> _______________________________________________
> use-livecode mailing list
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com
> Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences:
> http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode





More information about the Use-livecode mailing list