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RE: FrameMaker Freebie

As Becky Swanson has pointed out, PASTE SPECIAL allows you to control the type of information pasted from the clipboard.

Also, by editing the FrameMaker ini file to modify the clipboard priorities, you can control the behavior of the simple PASTE function.  For example, the original line (in my FM+SGML 6 ini file) reads:

  ClipboardFormatsPriorities=FILE, OLE 2, EMF, META, DIB, BMP, MIF, RTF, TEXT

which I changed to

  ClipboardFormatsPriorities=RTF, TEXT, FILE, EMF, META, DIB, BMP, MIF, OLE 2

so that RTF formatted information and simple text are the choices Frame will try before creating a text inset.  Note that I put 'OLE 2' last, as I wish that to be the option of last resort.

My general view is to avoid adding items to the system tray whenever possible, as they do consume some system resources, even if they are not being actively used.

-- Lester
 Lester C. Smalley              Email: lsmalley@infocon.com
 Information Consultants, Inc.  Phone: 302-239-2942 FAX: 302-239-1712
 Hockessin, DE  USA  19707      WWWeb: http://www.infocon.com/

-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Hays [dhays@haysdesign.com]
Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2003 09:13
To: framers@omsys.com
Subject: FrameMaker Freebie

If you have ever selected text in Microsoft Word and copied, via cut 
and paste, to FrameMaker, you've noticed how the text doesn't come 
cleanly and comes as a text inset and can't be edited. Until now!

I've put a link below for a free utility for Windows computers. 
Install it and run it and you'll see an "PT" in the system tray where 
the clock is. Now, when you copy text from MS Word, click the mouse on 
the PT, then paste the text into FrameMaker. It comes in as 
unformatted text. Just tag it and go.


HTH all of you that suffer from WordCopyItis!

Dennis Hays
+1 518.331.3232

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