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Re: How do I Copy an error message to a text document, as text?

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  • Subject: [mg46079] Re: How do I Copy an error message to a text document, as text?
  • From: AES/newspost <siegman at stanford.edu>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2004 04:02:58 -0500 (EST)
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> On Tue, 3 Feb 2004, I wrote:
> 
> > How do I Copy an error message to a text editor document (BBEdit, to be
> > specific) as just plain text (what I see in the notebook cell)?
> >
> > I think I've now tried every possible Copy and Copy As . . .  option in
> > the Mac front end menus for Mathematica 4.2, with the text selected and
> > with the cell bracket selected; and every one of them (fourteen cases in
> > all) gives me a messy version of the error message with a bunch of
> > formatting markup stuff inserted.

and Yasvir Tesiram <tesiramy at omrf.ouhsc.edu> replied:

> Hmm curious,
> With just the text selected;
> CopyAs -> Plain Text and then Cmd-V into TextEdit worked for me. I don't
> see why BBEdit would be any different. Mind you I only tested on 4.1 and
> 5.0. Maybe something was different in 4.2.


Apologies -- I'm unable to reproduce this after a fresh start.

[But, it sure as hell *was* happening earlier -- that is, "Copy as Plain 
Text" applied to a normal error message, then pasting the message into a 
BBEdit document  was inserting formatted text.  I guess either the Front 
End or my earlier notebook had somehow gotten slightly hosed.]


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