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Cannot copy text with graphics to the clipboard

by Robert Flagg / July 26, 2009 10:15 AM PDT

Windows XP Sp 2 Home Edition. A one or two screen subject with a printer friendly view I select ALL and it copies only the text to the clipboard. The graphics are indicated with message "Image not available".

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That sounds right to me.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 26, 2009 8:52 PM PDT

If you are just using "Select all" from the Edit menu in the browser and copy, this will probably will not copy images.

The choices are, copy the text and "Save as" each image separately, or goto File, "Save web page as", (or similar, depending which browser).


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Copy text and graphics to clipboard
by Robert Flagg / July 27, 2009 1:46 AM PDT

Thanks Mark but no gold ring. Using IE8. Using File>Save As it copies the graphics and text to clipboard but it also copies all the tool bars even though they do not show on the screen when copying.

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That is not -Select all-
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 27, 2009 6:01 AM PDT

And that is not what you were describing in your first post.

I've just tried this in IE8, copying the XP forum Post listing.

I went to File > Save as, and saved the whole web page as a .mht file, (default).

When I clicked, (double clicked) on this file, IE8 opened to the full web page, all graphics, all text, fully working. Interestingly, it opened in IE8 even though my default browser is Firefox. I assume the .mht file is associated with IE8.

So, that all works for me. What fails for you?

Note, I see nothing copied to the clipboard in this process.


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