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I want to remove script from an article so I can copy it

by celebratejesus / May 16, 2008 1:59 AM PDT

to another webpage. Hoping this is legal first, never really thought of it as I haven't run into a bible teaching website that I couldn't just copy and paste scripture into another forum I belong to.

Thanks for help you can give me. I have Word Version 2002 and it has "script" options for "Tools" menu. I copied the text into Word and was going to use the "Remove all Script" tool but it is not highlited? I've never used it before so I am not sure if that is what I need to use anyway but it made sense if I want just "plain text". If it is the tool I need, can you tell me how to get it to highlite on the Tools "drop-down" menu?

I have:

Version 2002
Service Pack 2

AMD Sempron(tm)Processor
1.81 GHz, 480 MB of RAM
Physical Address Extension

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"I want just "plain text""
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2008 2:03 AM PDT

When I want that I paste it to NOTEPAD first to strip out any formatting and then copy from that to the final destination. I bet there is a Paste Special but then again it sounds like that failed. So there's my tip on how I get plain text.

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thank you
by celebratejesus / May 16, 2008 2:08 AM PDT

I forgot about "paste special" I don't recall seeing it but I wasn't looking. Let me go try. Thanks so much, again:)

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That isn't working
by celebratejesus / May 16, 2008 2:50 AM PDT

I see the paste special, but only in my Word. So I did a "paste special" to another new doc and chose "formatted RTF" and also tried "unformatted text" then "unformatted unicode text". None worked when I pasted the new doc text into my forum. I get an error on the webpage in red saying script is not allowed.

Thank you again for your help. This one is really messin with my head, LOL!!!

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Re: removing script
by Kees Bakker / May 16, 2008 3:17 AM PDT
In reply to: That isn't working

As Bob said: paste into Notepad, and remove what you don't want. That's basic editing, isn't it?


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I don't fully understand script?
by celebratejesus / May 16, 2008 3:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: removing script

so that's why I was trying to use a "tool" to edit it out. If I knew how to do it manually I could do what your asking. Im still messin with the Word because it's got lots of excellent tool on script. The last I tried said "edit out everything but text" and I thought I had it but when I paste into the forum, I get the "red" flag and again it says I can't paste script there?? Weird:(

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heres the error message from the forum website
by celebratejesus / May 16, 2008 3:24 AM PDT

I am trying to paste into:

You may have entered certain html or script tags which are not permitted. You can insert html and flash, but not script or other objects.

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Re: scripts.
by Kees Bakker / May 16, 2008 3:27 AM PDT

Scripts are little programs written in either javascript(=ecmascript) or vbscript that are included on the page. You don't see them in Word, but you do see them in Notepad. That's why Word isn't suitable for what you want to do.

Just switch editors and clean it up still more.


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I tried notepad but
by celebratejesus / May 16, 2008 3:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: scripts.

I will try again. I don't see anything to edit it out, yes, I remember. they do show up. But there are so many and isn't there some way to edit them out without "hunt" and "delete" manually? I don't want to do that every time I want to post but if it's necessary I guess I'll have to:( Yes, I'll take some cheese with that whine!!LOL!!

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wait a sec, it isn't showing script
by celebratejesus / May 16, 2008 3:37 AM PDT
In reply to: I tried notepad but

when I copy and paste to notepad?? Geesh, Im gettin confused. I know I know, I was confused when I came in here, LOL!

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If it's plain text ...
by Kees Bakker / May 16, 2008 3:44 AM PDT

you should be able to put it into your page. Try it with other plain text and note the differences. We can't tell here, we depend on what you tell us. And that's about removing scripts. If there are no scripts, there is no need to remove them.


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Re: scripts
by Kees Bakker / May 16, 2008 3:42 AM PDT
In reply to: I tried notepad but

- Well, you could write a script (or a macro) to edit out scripts from any text. A script is anything between <script> and </script> including these two (start and end) tags. Socalled "regular expressions" might be a great help in some languages, but that is a little bit complex.
- Or do it manually, if programming isn't your hobby.
- Or if it's too much work, just retype the text.
- Or maybe even better: put a link to the original on your website.


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All good suggestions
by celebratejesus / May 16, 2008 3:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: scripts

I think I'll quit buggin you guys and just keep on keepin on. I will consider the link if all else fails:) Thanks so much:)

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