Re: Copying and Retaining Formatting

Tony Ballou

Hi Gene,

I think you're right buddy. That's how I use to do it back in the day.  If memory serves me right, once you had the text selected, and copied to the clipboard, you could using the paste special command paste it into the document with a choice of different characteristics.  I believe the options were something like unformatted text, rich text, or formatted text or something like that.  It worked in word, outlook, and I think that you could even do it in excel. I know that in jaws it was something like control-shift-c to copy the formatting and control-shift-v to paste it directly. I may be jiving about this because it's been so long since I've done it.  sighs!  But, I think that's how that worked. 


On 6/21/2017 1:18 PM, Gene wrote:
While this problem may need to be worked out, do you even know if the original formatting is being kept when you copy from the browser? 
Also, there used to be, in Outlook 2003, an item called paste special.  I don't know if there still is such an item.  But I believe you could use it to select what you wanted to do.  You wouldn't issue the paste command.  You would open paste special and choose an option.  As I recall, I almost never used it, moving to an option and pressing enter would cause that option to be performed along with pasting.  You wouldn't issue the control v command, just press enter on the option you want.

Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:58 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Copying and Retaining Formatting

I already looked at those options, as I said earlier. Despite having
them set to keep the source formatting, that isn't what is happening.
Pressing control after pasting does absolutely nothing, and I'm not
inclined to think it would given the role of the control key in NVDA.

On 6/21/17, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 08:52 am, kelby carlson wrote:
>> Are you sure I don't have to pass the key through first? Control has a
>> specific function within NVDA in particular.
> I'm aware of the split button in the Home Ribbon, but it's a much bigger
> PITA to get to it, though you can use it.
> I am having absolutely no difficulty with NVDA running with hitting CTRL
> alone, immediately after having done a paste, and having it activate the
> paste options.  Never having worked with Word 2016 I can't really posit a
> theory as to what might or might not be happening.  The most recent version
> of Word with which I have any direct experience is Word 2013, and the
> majority of the time use Word 2010.
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