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

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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)*References*: <200402030820.DAA17345@smc.vnet.net> <bvq76n$5jv$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

> 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.]

**References**:**How do I Copy an error message to a text document, as text?***From:*AES/newspost <siegman@stanford.edu>