16525Re: [NTB] Copy from clipboard
- Apr 3, 2004On 3/4/2004 17:02, Barry Karas invited the wrath of the gods by saying:
>Can the pasteboard option be used for other applications? I've usedWell, it is an internal Notetab function, but it monitors the Windows
>Highlight + Ctrl + (X,C, and/or V) for years and another option in this
>case is just confusing.
clipboard for *anything* that gets put there (well, at least anything
that can be understood as text, at least), so it can be used with text
you copied/cut from other applications. It doesn't work the other way,
For instance, I use it to consolidate very long text pieces (like
fanfiction) I get from mailing lists or Usenet. Works like this:
- I activate the "pasteboard" function in a document in Notetab (usually
an empty document, but sometimes I use it to append text to an existing
- I open my e-mail program (Mozilla Mail).
- For each message I want to consolidate (let's say, for the sake of
argument, that each message is a chapter from a story), I go Ctrl-A
(select All), Ctrl-C (copy).
- Notetab will notice the changed Windows Clipboard content and paste it
automatically -- without stealing focus, by the way, so I don't have to
switch programs back and forth. This happen without user intervention.
- Go to next message, Ctrl-A, Ctrl-C again and so forth until the last
- When I finish, I go back to Notetab. All those messages are now a
single text message.
There remains some minor text editing to do (mainly erasing the message
headers, footers, signatures, taglines and such). It helps a lot that I
have setup Notetab to insert a custom "separator" line (Paste Board
Divider, in Notetab parlance) between two successive pastes -- I
deliberately chose a sequence of characters that I don't expect ocurring
often inside regular text. So, I just have to search for that sequence
and I end up right in the breakpoints.
Another thing that helps a bit is to set up a Paste Sound -- so you can
have feedback on whether Notetab REALLY has captured the text you have
just copied to the clipboard.
Both custom settings can be found on the View/Options/Tools dialog.
Marcelo de Castro Bastos
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