Re" Pasting Possibilities

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Posted by R. John Howe on March 27, 1999 at 05:30:21:

In Reply to: Re: Against a Complete Critique of "These Little Boxes" posted by Yon Bard on March 26, 1999 at 15:37:10:

Dear Yon et al -

I think I demonstrated above in a response to Maude that one can copy and paste from one message on this board into another.

Perhaps Yon would like to compose in his wordprocessing application and then post to this board. [This would also be a way of dealing with Maude's desire to "see everything" she has written at once as she edits it.]

Well, let me try to copy and paste something from a Word document that I have in my machine.

(Attempt to copy and paste from a Word document.)

Moghul trellis designs almost always have single plants within the cartouches created by the trellises/lattices. Again we have a deeply saturated red ground and close shades of red used in proximity.

Now again, I minimized this Turkotek page, went into Word, selected and copied these two sentences from an article that I knew was not elsewhere on the Turkotek board, then went out of Word and back into this page and pasted. It worked perfectly the first time I tried it, so I don't know what Yon is encountering.

This demonstrates that we can do this kind of copying and pasting too. (That is, at least I can do it moving from the salon to my wordprocessing application (Word) using Microsoft's Internet Explorer, but I think I've also done it with Netscape.

While I am talking about limitations, Maude asks why (on the Turkotek board) we don't have access to italics and underlining. I think that there are at least two answers here (Larry would again speak best to this).

First, if you send text done in your wordprocessing application to Steve or to Larry as an attachment to an email, I think they have the capability of converting it to HTML, the Internet language, in such a way that any italics and underlining are preserved (although I don't think they'd want to take on that task for routine posts).

Second, I think it's just a matter of time. Rather recent versions of email software did not have a spellcheck capability but now mine at work does.

I think it's useful though to flag capabilities and features we'd like the board to have. Larry and Steve might well be able to deliver on some of them.


R. John Howe

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