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Re: Copying cell contents?

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  • Subject: [mg69918] Re: Copying cell contents?
  • From: AES <siegman at>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 06:05:22 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Stanford University
  • References: <efarij$7ul$>

In article <efarij$7ul$1 at>,
 "Ingolf Dahl" <ingolf.dahl at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have tried to reproduce your error message, but not succeded completely.
> The closest I get I obtain by executing the following command: 
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  snip - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

Thanks for detailed discussion, but my question still is:  Among all the 
several Copy and Copy As buttons available in the Mathematica Front 
End's standard menu interface, is there really *no* way I can 

a)  Select the displayed contents of a standard Input (or other) cell 
containing purely ASCII content (no Greek or special symbols) -- doing 
the selection either by dragging over the contents of the cell, or by 
clicking the cell bracket, whichever is needed, but with no other 
special preparation of the cell itself -- and then 

b)  Use one of these menu Copy commands in order to copy these text 
contents and paste them in a word processor, text editor, or newsgroup 
window, and 

c)  Have this text content show up in the text editor or newsgroup 
window the same as it looks in the Mathematica notebook display?

Again, I just what to copy *what I originally typed into the cell*, and 
also *what is displayed in the cell*, and paste it into the window of an 
external app,  

   -- without having to type it all over again
   -- without having to add arcane commands or make arcane
      transformations on the cell before copying it
   -- without having to do some arcane transformation of
      the material after copying it.

[This is serious!  If I can't do this, I may have to stop pestering this 
newsgroup with endless questions about all the weird or unexpected 
things I encounter in using Mathematica!]

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