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Copy and Paste strange behavior
very bugging!

 6:15 pm on May 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

Which kind of highly bugging behavior/bug is plaguing Bluetooth Logitech mouse?
I use a robust editor for my PHP coding (Ultra Edit: UE) which I used for years.

If I copy and paste from UE to UE I will not have any trouble
If I copy a chunk of text from IE7 to Word it works also
But if from word I try again to copy the same text and pasting it in UE, most of the time it will only paste what was previously copied from the web using IE7

It has to be tied to a cache problem because if I reboot then it works.
But on another hand if I clear my TIFs without rebooting it does not do the trick.

Any idea on how avoiding this?

Example: Yesterday I copied from one of my sites a chunk of text to MS word, checked its spelling, copied it and pasted back in IE.. no way I was only served with the web text and not the newer that was correctly copied and pasted!



 8:36 am on May 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

How are you performing the copy and paste functions? Mouse macros? Keyboard shortcuts? Program menus?

Are you getting any error messages? Can you replicate the problem?


 11:08 am on May 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yes it is a simple mouse right click

And not only I may replicate the problem but it always occurs with the described copy/paste pattern!

I do not have any errors or "misfires"

MS word to MS word = OK
MS to editor and reverse process = OK
Web to MW word or editor = OK
MS word back to editor = refuse to paste from word and serves the previous copied from the web!


 12:19 pm on May 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

So it's pasting from MS Word to UltraEdit that is causing the problem? I have Word and UE, and there's no problem pasting for me.

Do you have problems pasting from Word to any other text editors like NotePad or WordPad?

Do you have the latest updates for these programs?


 12:47 pm on May 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

Ah you too use UE!
Great tool BTW
It is only the chain of events that triggers it
I also tried to paste in notepad or the other one
but same results
It acts like if the copied from the web could not be overwritten when pasting in anything but words
Which kind of makes sense since Words sort of auto format and respects a web text copied

If you may not duplicate my problem then it is a local problem and I guess tied to B-tooth
1) copy a text from a web page
2) paste it in words
3) edit a few stuffs
4) copy it from words
5) paste it in UE

if you are able to paste what has just been copied instead of serving again the very first web copy
Then it really is local - but which kind of “evil” set up does trigger it?


 2:52 pm on May 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

I don't know UE but do know the polymorphic nature of copy/paste can confuse and especially in Word, since it appears to copy objects not just text.

Maybe Word is pasting in a Dynamic HTML/Javascript or some other, that it then doesn't display.. that is maybe a Word object, rather than text. Changing the text you see maybe doesn't affect the object?

Proof of that would be paste into Notepad, which can only accept text.. copy from Notepad, paste into Word, and copy from Word to UE.

#5642 User Error: Replace user and press any key to continue :)


 6:42 pm on May 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

David, you are correct I exactly did as per your post
and it works fine!
At least if needed I can use that many steps route.

But it still is not clear in my mind, what have we proved; where do we go from there?


 8:55 am on May 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

We've shown it isn't obvious to everyone what M$ Word is doing, we've apparently determined you're copying text from sites that aren't ones you've coded.

Incidentally you could probably use [edit][paste special] to paste unformatted text, or?possibly set a macro to paste like that.

If it is one site you're looking at then right-click and view the source to better determine where the text is, and how it might be updated directly.

I'd suggest the best way forward is to not use M$..

Disclaimer: everything obvious in this post is covered by patents pending.. duh


 12:01 pm on May 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

Well, you know that assuming is "mother of Sc... .."
I am not copying "text from site I didn't code"
Did you read the first post?
If I see something I do not like I am used to deal with it my way: Directly from web to MS word

Far away from assumed plagiarism :)


 2:45 pm on May 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

Sorry, I wasn't trying to suggest plagiarism, only that you appear to not be copying from code you created directly. If it's UE and you go back to UE later, you are doing the same but I think that's allowed.


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