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Re: Funny behaviour of ClipboardNotebook[] (Q: How to copy programmatically?)

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  • Subject: [mg86859] Re: [mg86839] Funny behaviour of ClipboardNotebook[] (Q: How to copy programmatically?)
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 01:43:07 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200803230601.BAA25755@smc.vnet.net>

Strange, but nothing of this kind happens on my system:

In[97]:= $Version
Out[97]= "6.0 for Mac OS X x86 (32-bit) (June 19, 2007)"

The quote marks are removed automatically and no dialog comes up in 
all the cases you mention below.

Andrzej Kozlowski

On 23 Mar 2008, at 07:01, Szabolcs Horv=E1t wrote:
>
> When pasting quoted text from an e-mail, Mathematica will offer to
> remove the quoting marks.  It says:
>
> "The text you are pasting appears to be from a quoted email.  Do you
> want Mathematica to remove the quoting marks before pasting 
> it?" (Yes|No)
>
> Here is a quoted expression to try this:
>
>> {9,
>> 0,
>> 7,
>> 8,
>> 7,
>> 2,
>> 5,
>> 0,
>> 7,
>> 1}
>
> The dialogue box also comes up when evaluating the following to access
> the clipboard programmatically:
>
> NotebookGet@ClipboardNotebook[]
>
> This is expected and understandable.  But the dialogue box appears 
> when
> using NotebookPut[] too if the clipboard contains a quoted expression!
>
> NotebookPut[Notebook[{"abc"}], ClipboardNotebook[]]
>
> Why does this happen?  Is it a bug?  Also, is this the correct way to
> *copy* a string to the clipboard programmatically?  It does work, 
> but I
> am not sure if Notebook[{"abc"}] (with no Cells) is a correct Notebook
> expression. (Where is the correct syntax documented?)
>



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