RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Tools > Software
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Software Photoshop, Lightroom, Paintshop Pro, Painter, etc., and all their various plugins. Of course, you can also discuss all other programs, as well.

Copy and Paste in XP

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-09-2002, 07:30 AM
Ed_L's Avatar
Ed_L Ed_L is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: northwest Indiana, about 45 minutes from Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,824
Copy and Paste in XP

Greg submitted a recipe for spicy pita chips. Most of the amounts of ingredients were listed as fractions of a teaspoon. It wouldn't print properly from the site, so I copied it and opened a new text document to paste into. I printed it out, and gave it to my wife. She told me there was something wrong with the recipe, and on checking, I found that 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper printed out as 18 teaspoon cayenne pepper. HOT!! All ingredients printed as whole numbers instead of fractions. Just thought I'd let you know before you set your house on fire.

Ed
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 03-09-2002, 10:57 AM
DJ Dubovsky's Avatar
DJ Dubovsky DJ Dubovsky is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Upper Penninsula of Michigan
Posts: 1,659
Ed,
I can't figure out what's wrong because I have XP and when I did a copy and paste of Gregs recipe into Microsoft Word the measurements came out as 1/4 or 1/8 etc. I can't even imagine why copying it to your word document would eliminate the back slashes between the fractions. That's strange.
DJ
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 03-09-2002, 09:26 PM
Ed_L's Avatar
Ed_L Ed_L is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: northwest Indiana, about 45 minutes from Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,824
Hmmm, maybe I have a software problem? I've copied text on several occasions, but I can't paste it into Word (but I'm not very familiar with it). It will paste into notepad though. It should paste into Word too, shouldn't it?

Ed
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 03-09-2002, 09:45 PM
DJ Dubovsky's Avatar
DJ Dubovsky DJ Dubovsky is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Upper Penninsula of Michigan
Posts: 1,659
I have noticed something with Word that is kind of wierd though. I will highlight something when I'm on the net and copy it, then I open Word and go to paste it and notice that the paste is greyed out as if there is nothing on the clipboard. So I go back to the page I copied from and recopy it then go back to Word and paste is available. This only happens when I copy something first before opening the Word program. If Word is already open, I don't have that problem. Don't know if that is similar to what's happening to you but if nothing else, you know you aren't the only frustrated user. Maybe you need to dust off that hammer again.
DJ
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 03-10-2002, 10:34 AM
Ed_L's Avatar
Ed_L Ed_L is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: northwest Indiana, about 45 minutes from Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,824
Thanks Debbie. Maybe I won't need the hammer if I open Word first. I never tried it that way, and I never tried to copy text twice before pasting. I'll give it a try.

Ed
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 03-10-2002, 10:12 PM
Ed_L's Avatar
Ed_L Ed_L is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: northwest Indiana, about 45 minutes from Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,824
Debbie,

I tried to copy and paste text from a web page with Word already open. It worked just fine like you said. I wonder why it needs to be opened first? But I guess the important thing is that now we know how to do it! Thanks again.

Ed
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 03-11-2002, 02:43 PM
DJ Dubovsky's Avatar
DJ Dubovsky DJ Dubovsky is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Upper Penninsula of Michigan
Posts: 1,659
Now that makes me wonder if it's an XP thing. I figured that what I discovered with Word using XP might be the same thing happening to you. Yes, it is kind of wierd. But at least it's something we are aware of now and can work with.
DJ
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 03-12-2002, 09:52 PM
Sharon's Avatar
Sharon Sharon is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 0
Hi Ed and DJ,

I have Office 97 on an XP Operating System. I checked to see if I had the same problem as you and Ed. I copied Ed’s post with the fraction in it, then opened up Word. Everything copied fine. What version of Word are you two using?

Sharon
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 03-12-2002, 10:04 PM
DJ Dubovsky's Avatar
DJ Dubovsky DJ Dubovsky is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Upper Penninsula of Michigan
Posts: 1,659
I'm using Microsoft Word 2000. I can't say why it's happening but it sure is and it's consistant.
That is interesting Sharon. Thanks for giving it a try. Maybe we can eventually figure it out. Until then, I guess we just open it first.
DJ
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 03-13-2002, 10:22 AM
George George is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Homestead, Florida
Posts: 77
Ed and DJ

I also checked to see if I had the same problem as you and Ed. I copied Ed’s post with the fraction in it, then opened Word 2002 (on Windows XP system) pasted it and everything copied fine.

George
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Tools > Software


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
copy and paste in pse4 Craig Walters Photoshop Elements Help 4 01-08-2006 12:33 PM
Copy and Paste nebgranny Photoshop Help 2 08-20-2005 10:47 PM
Copy & Paste Peg Hidden Power Support 8 04-26-2003 11:28 AM
Copy & Paste Peg Photoshop Elements Help 4 04-12-2003 07:53 AM
Copy & Paste? Ed_L Photo Restoration 2 09-09-2001 05:41 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved