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Another Minor Mathematica Front End Glitch/Bug

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  • Subject: [mg70100] Another Minor Mathematica Front End Glitch/Bug
  • From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 06:17:10 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Stanford University

*  Select the cell bracket for a Subsubsection heading you want to paste 
into repeated locations further down in the notebook, and Copy it 
(cmd-C).

*  Scroll to first such location, click between cells, Paste (cmd-V).

*  Decide it's faster/easier to use Down Arrow key to navigate from 
there down to next Paste location, and do this successfully several 
times.

*  Make a mistake by not making quite enough Down Arrow keystrokes to 
get to next between-cell location; end up in an Input cell when you do 
the Paste.

*  Notice this, and use cmd-Z to remove unintended Paste; Input cell is 
restored.

*  Move down to originally intended between-cell location and Paste.

*****  What's Pasted is no longer in Subsubsection format, but now 
*****  is Pasted in Input cell format.

*****  Act of accidentally Pasting into Input cell has apparently 
*****  converted the format of Clipboard contents to Input format.

*****  Happens whether you do the ctrl-Z repair in the Input cell 
*****  or not.  Haven't tried any other format pairs.

Seems like this is, at best, not how Clipboard is supposed to work ?


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