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Copy and paste Text

by jamsie1943 / June 9, 2014 11:44 PM PDT

When I copy text and paste into Word 2003<span id="INSERTION_MARKER"> it does not paste properly. Sentences are on 2 different lines.
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Re: copy/paste
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 9, 2014 11:56 PM PDT
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Short sentences should stay in one line on the screen.
Very long sentences might need more that 2 lines on the screen.

Still, assuming a sentence is something that ends on a period, a question mark or an exclamation mark, I've never seen any paste function doing anything special with those characters. In fact, paste doesn't know the concept of a "sentence".So, whatever it does wroing (not clear at all), it's unlikely that it is what you tell.

Kees

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Copy and paste Text
by jamsie1943 / June 10, 2014 2:04 PM PDT
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Managed to paste sample of text. Using Word 2003

"of the WCF
and explanatory notes
to
read
when you applied to the scheme. If you are a Ru
ling Elder you will have
subscribed
to the WCF but b
ecause Ruling Elders do not receive exte
nsive training in the WCF
especially"

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That's pretty common in picking text off the web.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2014 2:31 PM PDT
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Re: copy/paste
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 11, 2014 6:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Copy and paste Text

The first thing to find out: is it a copy error or a paste error. Copying from another browser (choose from IE, Firefox and Chrome) or into another program (Notepad, Wordpad) might help to find the answer. Also there's the good old Windows Clipboard Viewer in Windows XP.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-xp/help/setup/open-clipbook-viewer shows it's c:\windows\system32\clipbrd.exe

Kees

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depends on what...
by James Denison / June 10, 2014 12:23 AM PDT
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...you copy and paste from.Maybe the encoding is different from one document to the other. There may be non printing ASCII characters like ¶ a pilcrow, the paragraph mark. I know in Libre Office all such marks can be exposed, also non printing marks can be exposed in Word too I believe. It would help if you mentioned the document type you were copying from.

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