Copying from MS word into RunRev 4.0

Jonathan Lynch jonathandlynch at
Fri Sep 2 15:38:21 EDT 2011

I tried this:


on* mouseUp

*put* the clipboarddata["text"] into ttext

*put* chartonum(tTExt) into field "Feedback"

end* mouseUp

I ran this after copying a single apostrophe from MS Word, but it came back

I do not think it is a problem with the rendering the character. I can paste
the character into a textarea in IE, then copy it again and paste it into a
field in Rev without any problem.

I think that copying from Word does something different than copying from

On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 3:28 PM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at>wrote:

> On 9/2/11 2:08 PM, Keith Clarke wrote:
>> I'm confused, how do you know the characters are missing until you
>> paste the clipboard contents somewhere within LC to render them and
>> see them?
> The clipboardData is already a variable, so examining it to see what was
> actually copied should show accurate info. But you do make a good point,
> because looking at the variable contents has to put it into a field
> somewhere, even if it's only in the variable watcher. It may be the field
> rendering that's wrong instead of the clipboard content.
> Jonathan, you could test that with something like this:
> get the clipboardData["text"]
> put numToChar(<whatever Word uses>) is in it
> If the message box shows true, then the characters are in there but the
> field isn't rendering them. You can then do a replace looking for
> numToChar(<whatever>) and replacing those with regular apostrophes.
> There was a bug in the database about copying text from Word. It was fixed
> and closed some time ago, but if the above doesn't work I think you should
> enter another bug report about it.
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