LC Bug: Copying an Image fails

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Fri Mar 19 18:44:11 EDT 2021

MS Office copy operations are notoriously problematic. Microsoft maintains their own clipboard format, so that when switching to another product the clipboard must be translated. Other apps may do the same. The translation does not always go to plan.

Bob S

On Mar 17, 2021, at 12:28 PM, Curry Kenworthy via use-livecode <use-livecode at<mailto:use-livecode at>> wrote:


>  Return an error code or even just empty or something

A very prophetic statement; that appears to be the case on Mac.
I copy a Word image, LC "paste" is not enabled.

Thus, likely image copy/paste trouble is not limited to Windows.
(As opposed to the separate hard crash bug.)

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