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Re: Copying Text From CDFs

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  • From: Gregory Lypny <gregory.lypny at>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 01:40:55 -0400 (EDT)
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Sorry to be so dense about this, John, but Copy as Plain Text does not 
appear in the Edit menu of CDFs run on the Wolfram player app on Macs. 
Don't know if it does on Windows. Is there a way to edit the 
stylesheet so that it includes TextClipboardType->PlainText? Likewise for plots. I cannot copy a plot from a CDF and paste it into another document. I end up with the underlying code.

Any advice would be most appreciated,


On Sat, Apr 5, 2014, at 10:18 AM, John Fultz <jfultz at> wrote:

> Copy as Plain Text will copy the output of Grid as tab-delimited entries.  If you use Print[] to print the output, then the regular Copy menu command will use Copy as Plain Text by default on the contents.  This is controlled by the setting of the TextClipboardType option on the Print style.  That option is documented in the v9 documentation.
> John Fultz
> jfultz at
> User Interface Group
> Wolfram Research, Inc.
> On Apr 5, 2014, at 12:48 AM, Gregory Lypny <gregory.lypny at> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> When I create CDFs for my students, I usually include some small tables with data and various bits of information. These tables are always built using Grid, and they appear in output cells or a Manipulate. The trouble is, the text in the tables cannot be copied and then pasted into a word processor or spreadsheet because it comes with all the Mathematica code, braces, etc. Is there something I can do so that text can be copied as tab- or comma-delimited so that it can be used elsewhere?
>> Gregory

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