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    Default how to get copy/paste to work better?

    I use a graphics program, imageJ, which is a java app. It allows me to "Copy to System". I am unable to paste an image into openoffice (and other programs) but, there is little problem with pasting into microsoft office running with Crossover.

    I am at a loss as to how I can resolve these issues - obvously imageJ IS copying the image to the system clipboard - but it also seems like different aps can or can not see the item copied.

    There is little information on how to deal with copy/paste issues, unortunately, so any advice would be well appreciated!

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    Default Re: how to get copy/paste to work better?

    I don't really use Wine, but I'm guessing that Windows apps don't see the system (KDE?) clipboard.

    What you may have to do is paste it into a different imaging app, save the file, and then open that picture in Microsoft Office.

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    Default Re: how to get copy/paste to work better?

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    Keep in mind that Linux has two copy/paste buffers by default. First,
    there's the one accessed via Ctrl+X/Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V which we all know and
    use intuitively. Second, there is the one that automatically copies
    whatever is highlighted and pastes whenever you middle-click or click
    with your scroll wheel. You may want to try using that in case that
    works. I can't say I've setup microsoft office in CrossOver ever but
    I'm I can definitely copy/paste from IE in CrossOver to the rest of my
    system as I recall.

    Good luck.





    jkalexan wrote:
    | I use a graphics program, imageJ, which is a java app. It allows me to
    | "Copy to System". I am unable to paste an image into openoffice (and
    | other programs) but, there is little problem with pasting into
    | microsoft office running with Crossover.
    |
    | I am at a loss as to how I can resolve these issues - obvously imageJ
    | IS copying the image to the system clipboard - but it also seems like
    | different aps can or can not see the item copied.
    |
    | There is little information on how to deal with copy/paste issues,
    | unortunately, so any advice would be well appreciated!
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    Default Re: how to get copy/paste to work better?

    Unfortunately, saving and inserting is the only option - but that defeats the whole purpose of using copy/paste.

    Things work rather fine with the wine applications- I can copy/paste from linux apps (like open office) and paste them in ms office just fine. It is only when I copy from the java application that I can't paste in openoffice (or any other linux application) whereas I can paste it into the ms office app in wine.

    In essence - if I want to use copy/paste, I have to use a microsoft product on linux! grrr - i would have thought there would be better copy/paste compatibility between native linux apps.

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    Default Re: how to get copy/paste to work better?

    I have the source code the java application uses to copy things to the clipboard. I don't know java - but the code isnt that big - so I am hoping that I might be able to find out why MSOffice in wine can see what is in the clipboard but Openoffice can't.

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