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Re: SheepShaver / WP and the clipboard

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  • georgewmaschke
    John, Thank you for this solution! I find that this technique also works with SheepShaver running under Ubuntu Linux 9.10 with the exception that styles are
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 15, 2010
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      John,

      Thank you for this solution! I find that this technique also works with SheepShaver running under Ubuntu Linux 9.10 with the exception that styles are not preserved: only the plain text is transferred.

      :-)

      George


      --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, jrethorst <no_reply@...> wrote:
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      > You can copy and paste text, including styled text, to and from WordPerfect in SheepShaver or Basilisk, and any OSX application.
      >
      > When we say clipboard, we actually mean one of the few clipboards probably active on our Mac at any time. The OS has a clipboard, for use by all running applications, but larger or more sophisticated applications tend to be written with their own clipboards. The application has more control over it and it's faster, but the application and system clipboards then need to talk to each other to transfer data. They do this when you switch applications.
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      > When you copy and paste from one OS 9 app to another, or from one OSX app to another, you first select text and choose Copy from the Edit menu. This places the text on application A's clipboard. You then switch to application B to paste.
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      > When you brought application B to the front (activated it), application A pasted the contents of its clipboard onto the system clipboard, for use by any other application. When application B came to the front, it copied the contents of the system clipboard, so that text is now on application B's clipboard as well. Then you paste, and the text appears in application B's front window.
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      > This works the same way with SheepShaver or Basilisk and WP, but remember that WP is now an application running inside SS, another application, so we need to do a total of one extra mouse click to get the text from one clipboard to the other. So:
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      > 1) to copy text from WP to any OSX app:
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      > select text in WP and copy. This puts the text on WP's clipboard. Then click on the SheepShaver or Basilisk _desktop_, to bring the Finder to the front. This copies the text from WP's clipboard to SheepShaver's or Basilisk's clipboard. Then switch to the OSX app and paste.
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      > 2) to copy text from any OSX app to WP:
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      > select text in the OSX app and copy. Switch to SheepShaver or Basilisk. If WP is the active app in SheepShaver or Basilisk, click on the SheepShaver or Basilisk desktop. This copies the text to SheepShaver or Basilisk's clipboard. Then click in the WP window. This activates WP and copies the text to WP's clipboard. Then paste.
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      > This sounds much more complicated than it is. Just remember to click on the SheepShaver or Basilisk desktop on your way to or from WP, and it works fine.
      >
      > John R.
      >
    • nealdennis
      You, sir, are a GOD!
      Message 2 of 3 , Oct 19, 2011
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        You, sir, are a GOD!

        --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, jrethorst <no_reply@...> wrote:
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        > You can copy and paste text, including styled text, to and from WordPerfect in SheepShaver or Basilisk, and any OSX application. [....]
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