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Re: Query: Copying text into XyWrite from Word (Windows XP) and similar

Thanks. I've thought about installing U2 for
some time but hesitated to take on the task.
Also, I actually sort of liked having both the
separate XyWrite and the Windows memories.

As that seems not to be an option any longer,
I suppose I'll buckle down and read the docs.


From: Harry Binswanger 
Sent: Apr 28, 2005 10:01 PM
To: xywrite@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Query: Copying text into XyWrite from Word (Windows XP) and similar

Patrick Cox wrote:

>I've been struggling with this problem since I switched from
>Win 98 to XP on one machine. In some matters, XyWrite's
>functionality has improved -- such as restoring the usefulness
>of the mkdir command.
>But copying from the Windows clipboard is a serious problem.
>Unlike pasting in 98, the function appears to work one character
>at a time and is painfully slow. I've tried selecting the quick copy
>box in the windows dos program properties menu, but it makes
>little if any difference.

I use the U2 routine, CLIPW. Works like a charm. Are you familiar with the
U2? Implementing this feature (CLIP) does take a tiny bit of work, but
there are instructions with the help file. And once you've got it, you
couldn't live w/o it. It also copies from Xy to the Windows clipboard for
pasting in any Win program.

See: www.xywwweb.com

>It doesn't matter, by the way, if I'm copying from Word or
>from another source. The problem seems to be that "paste"
>functions differently.
>Moreover, certain characters have odd effects. For example, any
>incidence of a copied "at" sing, @, in the copied text will send the
>cursor back up to the top of the current page, disordering pasted
>text from that point forward.
>I can, of course, save in .txt format using another editor,
>such as notepad, and then open in XyWrite -- but it is really
>-----Original Message-----
>From: George Scithers 
>Sent: Apr 28, 2005 3:19 PM
>To: xywrite@xxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: Query: Copying text into XyWrite from Word (Windows XP) and
>I've had some success by importing a Word file into Ventura, and
>then exporting a text file from or an .rtf file from Ventura.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "William Warner" 
>Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005 11:59 AM
>Subject: Query: Copying text into XyWrite from Word (Windows XP)
>and similar
> >
> > Is there a way to copy text created in a Word file into a
> > XyWrite file? At
> > the moment I have files in Word (Windows XP) which I created
> > using
> > voice-recognition software. I have my XyWrite 3.5 running in
> > DOS. Most
> > always when I try to copy Word material into XyWrite -- using
> > copy and
> > paste -- various bits of coding (e.g., for italics) "confuse"
> > the recipient
> > (the XyWrite file), and I end up with all the words but in a
> > jumble, out of
> > order, etc.
> >
> > Any solutions? I have tried saving Word files in all sorts of
> > different
> > formats without any luck to date.
> >
> >
> >

Harry Binswanger