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Sometimes I can't copy & past text

Discussion in 'Site Support' started by DandyDon, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
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    A rare problem, but it's happened a few times. I copy the text fine, can paste it to an email or Text Document (.txt) document, but cannot paste it to a thread...??
     
  2. Diver0001

    Diver0001 Instructor, Scuba

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    you have to click on reply first....
     
  3. Diver0001

    Diver0001 Instructor, Scuba

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    On a more serious note, what OS and browser are you using?

    R..
     
  4. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
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    Windows 7 and Google Chrome.
     
  5. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
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    This is indeed a windows problem (especially word)... their "Unicode" isn't very universal. What to do? If it's text, open up a text-only app like notepad and paste it there first. That will convert it to ascii, which is the ultimate Unicode, and you can easily copy it from there. Elegant? No, but it works. Windows 10 and the current version of Office seem to be far more stable in this regard.
     
  6. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Largo, FL USA
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    Unfortunately, I can confirm it still happens in Win10 with Office 2016. It's something I deal with frequently in my work. Actually, I don't remember having the problem back when I was on win7 or Vista - but it's been a while now.
     
  7. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
    48,087
    4,012
    113
    I'd thought I'd tried that before, but it worked for me now. thanks
     
  8. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
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    Right after I posted that, I ran into the issue on another forum. 2 phreakin phunni!
     

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