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Old 10-22-2008, 03:25 PM   #1
davidx
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Problems Copying & Pasting In Word When Word Closes - Ubuntu


When I copy text in my word processor (Word) in ubuntu, then exit the program, I can't paste the same text when I open a new document. I can only copy and paste the same text when the word processor is open and open a new document in Word. This doens't happen in XP. How can I be able to copy and paste the same text when I close Word, then paste it in a new Word document in ubuntu?

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Old 10-22-2008, 04:15 PM   #2
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Are you using MSOffice (MSWord) running under WINE?

I just did a test with OpenOffice and cut and paste does not work when closing the program. If DOES work if you keep the program open and just open a new document. My hunch is that MSWord will behave similarly.
 
Old 10-22-2008, 04:25 PM   #3
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Linux doesn't have a clipboard like Windows does by default. There's probably something for your GUI that can add the functionality.
 
Old 10-22-2008, 09:21 PM   #4
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Are you using MSOffice (MSWord) running under WINE?

I just did a test with OpenOffice and cut and paste does not work when closing the program. If DOES work if you keep the program open and just open a new document. My hunch is that MSWord will behave similarly.
WOW!! No kidding?! I thought I had said the same thing. What a coincidence!

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Linux doesn't have a clipboard like Windows does by default. There's probably something for your GUI that can add the functionality.
Thanks, Total-MAdMaN... I'll look into it.

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