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Re: Copying cell contents?

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  • Subject: [mg69832] Re: [mg69829] Copying cell contents?
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 03:52:40 -0400 (EDT)
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This is always going to fail if you have boxes that can't be
represented in InputForm, such as ButtonBox.

I am sure someone here knows how to make the error messages print in
the old style without the hyperlink.

On 9/23/06, AES <siegman at> wrote:
> OK, what's the magic procedure for copying the text contents of a
> notebook cell and pasting it into a word processor or newsgroup message
> so I *don't* get something like the following?
> \!\(\*  RowBox[{\(ReplaceAll::"reps"\), \(\(:\)\(\ \)\),
> \"\<\"\\!\\({\\(ProjectInformation[\\(\\(\\\"/Users/AE\\\"\[Ellipsis]\\\"
> \culations\\\"\\)\\)]\\)}\\) is neither a list of replacement rules nor
> a \valid dispatch table, and so cannot be used for replacing.
> \\\!\\(\\*ButtonBox[\\\"More\[Ellipsis]\\\",
> ButtonStyle->\\\"RefGuideLinkText\\\\", ButtonFrame->None,
> ButtonData:>\\\"ReplaceAll::reps\\\"]\\)\"\>"}]\)
> *  What do I select?  (Cell bracket?  or cell contents?)
> *  Which of the FrontEnd menu commands do I choose?
> Seems as if each and every one of the menu commands, *all* of them, lead
> to the above.


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