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Multiple copy and paste operations to Notepad or ?

by ashes / March 31, 2004 9:38 PM PST

Using XP Home/IE 6. Frequently, when reading articles online, I would like to make multiple copy and paste operations to Notepad (or ?) so that there is only one print operation rather than a page being printed for each copy and paste selection. I do not use MS Word or other word processor. Does anyone know of a procedure to use or possibly a shareware program I could use for this purpose. Note: Because I do not use MS Word "Spike" is not usable as far as I can determine. Thank you.

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Re:Multiple copy and paste operations to Notepad or ?
by Shepbob / March 31, 2004 9:57 PM PST

Not sure if this is what you want but try this.
Highlight the text you want to copy. Hold down the the CTRL key and press the "C" key. Then open note pad and Hold down the Ctrl key and press the "V" key. Move your cursor and Press the Ctrl key and the "V" Continue this process and make as many copies as you wish.

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Re:Re:Multiple copy and paste operations to Notepad or ?
by ashes / April 1, 2004 12:21 AM PST

Thank you very much Shepbob. While your reply was not precisely what I wanted it was expressed clearly enough to lead me to what I actually wanted. For anyone looking for the same procedure I was here is Shepbob's answer modified to accomplish it.

Highlight the text you want to Copy and Paste to Notepad. Hold down the CTRL key and press the C key. Then open Notepad and hold down the CTRL key and press the V key. Minimize Notepad using the - key in the upper right corner (do not close Notepad). Go back to the article and highlight any further information you want to Copy and Paste to Notepad. Bring up Notepad again and hold CTRL key and press the v key. Minimize Notepad again and repeat Copy and Paste operations as desired. When finished select File and Print.

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Re:Re:Re:Multiple copy and paste operations to Notepad or ?
by Patricia / April 1, 2004 7:58 AM PST

I assume the version you have also uses Wordpad. I keep a Wordpad file in "my documents" called "temporary" which I use for the same purpose.

I open the temporary file, minimize it, and just select the text I want to copy from the web, copy and paste to the temporary file, and repeat with any more paragraphs that I would like to put together.

Then print your temporary file. I also use this temporary file, at times, to compose a post that may be a bit tricky, then copy and paste it to the forum.

Pat

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Re:Re:Re:Re:Multiple copy and paste operations to Notepad or ?
by ashes / April 3, 2004 8:47 PM PST

Good morning and thank you Patricia for your input. I will give your suggestion a try and see if it works better for my purpose than the Notepad method.

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Re:Multiple copy and paste operations to Notepad or ?
by Bob__B / April 4, 2004 12:35 AM PST

I think I understand what your trying to do!

On this w98 machine I would open an IE window and a notepad window.

Make IE the active window, highlight and copy the text you want then make notepad the active window position the cursor where you want and paste.

Now make IE the active window and browse until you find more text you want and then repeat the procedure.

When you have copied all you want to notepad then just print it.

If I understand your question right then it is just a matter of flipping between two windows, copy from one and paste to the other.

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Re:Re:Multiple copy and paste operations to Notepad or ?
by ashes / April 4, 2004 9:41 PM PDT

Thank you Bob. You now have it. And I never thought about leaving both windows open because of viewing area limitations so I minimize at each iteration. And I use XP Home/IE 6.

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