copying an image

larry at larry at
Mon May 5 13:35:24 EDT 2014

Thanks Jacquelin,

I'm still in coding "kindergarten" and need everything spelled out!

Not until you mentioned that the ability to paste elsewhere would depend on the receiving app's ability, did I even think about that.  I just go around assuming that everything is supposed to work "right."  So "copy img 1" works fine and I can paste into Microsoft Word with no problem.  However, my email program, Outlook Express, (also from Microsoft) will not recognize the img being on the clipboard.  I had been using Outlook Express to test the pasting, not even thinking that it lacks the ability.  And that is the eternal question:  "Why would Microsoft program Word with the ability to paste the copy, but not program their email app, Outlook Express, to also paste the copy?"

A person could go crazy trying to answer that question, so I won't bother. (and anyway, a lot of people think I'm already half-way there!)

Thanks again for helping me figure out what was going on!!

> It works with either of these:
> copy img 1
> set the clipboarddata["image"] to img 1
> So maybe we need a way to specify that only a certain format should be 
> included in the image content. I would guess the ability to paste 
> elsewhere would depend on the receiving app's ability to separate the 
> two formats and choose one. Graphic Converter is good that way, it puts 
> up a dialog and asks which one to use.
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> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
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