Re: Re" Pasting Possibilities

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Posted by Yon Bard on March 27, 1999 at 08:58:38:

In Reply to: Re" Pasting Possibilities posted by R. John Howe on March 27, 1999 at 05:30:21:

: 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.

: Regards,

: R. John Howe

John, it must be something to do with the service provider - I am on aol, and when I try to do the things that you describe I get nothing, although it works on regulat email. Perhaps it's a function of the browser. Aol uses IE4. Maybe you are using Netscape?

Regards, Yon

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