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Adding an item to the clipboard to then place at a different position either in a document or location

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Excel: Pasting, how do I create rules? [closed]

I'm trying to copy and paste text from the web into my Excel sheet. Here is one problem I haven't been able to solve or found an answer online: I want to be able to use some rule which splits the ...
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Copy and paste is not working in my VirtualBox

Recently, I want to transfer some files and folders from my Windows computer to the VirtualBox. However, I just find that the function of copy and paste is not working, but I am sure that I have ...
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how to copy all code in vim with invalid register name?

I'm trying to select all the code in my vim editor in a putty session on my windows 10 and paste it on notepad in windows 10. once I get into vim with terminal command vim code.s on ubuntu I've tried ...
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Word “EditPaste” command is broken

I have run into a weird problem in Microsoft Word, where the Paste command (EditPaste) stopped working. The clipboard in general works, I can copy text, and I can also use other paste commands in ...
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How to activate bracketed paste mode in GNOME Terminal for Vim [migrated]

The issue appears for example when pasting this kind of indented code: def function(condition): if condition: print("Hi") if not condition: print("Bye") When I press Ctrl+...
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How do I simply copy and paste text in Nano?

I'm trying to simply copy and paste a block of text using nano editor I've managed to highlight the text by position the cursor att the bottom of the block, pressing CTRL+SHIFT+6 and then pressing up ...
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Windows copying within Google Drive File stream is remarkably slow

I'm using Windows 10 on a Surface Book 2 (i7, 16 gig RAM, 1TB drive) (not sure if relevant). I'm using Google Drive File Stream on my laptop (the drive is mapped to "G:" on my machine) and it is ...
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Windows 10 - Copy files asks to overwrite files

Whenever I copy large amount of files, lets say my Windows user folder, to a new location, at one point I'm prompted if I want to overwrite the duplicates in that are already in the destination. ...
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Pasting from Microsoft Word while preserving paragraphs

I have a problem with a lot of text written in Microsoft Word, which I need to paste into some web-page fields or even Notepad, and when I do, there is no space between paragraphs in the pasted text ...
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Transferring files via Windows 10 Remote Desktop Copy/Paste does not work

After switching my office PC to Windows 10, the Remote Desktop connection does not allow copying files using copy/paste anymore. Copying text to a remote machine works like a charm though. Steps to ...
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Libreoffice Calc paste over filtered rows

I have a problem pasing text over filtered rows in Libreoffice calc. Imagine I have 1000 rows and, when I apply a filter over them, the result is 50 visible rows. Well, if I copy a text with 50 ...
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Pasted text loses paragraph spacing in Word document

I have Microsoft Office 365 and use the desktop version of Word on my Windows 10 laptop to edit local files. I have a one hundred-and-thirty-page Microsoft Word document with several custom paragraph ...
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Loop through multiple rows per iteration with Excel VBA

How can I convert my Excel VBA code, which currently loops by each row, to loop through 10,000 sets, with each set containing 20 rows? I understand that the Step function might work, but I can't ...
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Unable to copy from putty window to windows

I have turned on the "Compromise" feature within Putty configuration, but I am unable to copy in putty (highlighting with left mouse cursor) and pasting into windows (Ctrl+V) I am also unable to copy ...
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Remap copy and paste to single keys in Linux (DE agnostic solution wanted)

I'm looking for a way to map copy and paste to single keys (e.g. F11 and F12). I need a solution that is agnostic to desktop environments (I'm on Arch with qtile). What I works fine for copy is to ...
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Copy and paste a row of data into separate rows and staggered columns using Excel VBA macro

I am trying to automate the following step. From a single row of Excel data, I would like to copy and paste each cell value into separate rows, but staggered by columns, as shown in the picture. Is ...
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How can I get consistent copy/paste behavior when copying data that spans hidden columns

I'm trying to copy data from selected cells, all in the same row. One of the columns in the middle of the selected range is hidden (hidden, not filtered). When I copy, the data is copied only from the ...
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Pasting 'required text' into terminal emulator results in '^[[200~required text~'

I have noticed that when pasting into a terminal emulator, both on macOS (using Terminal.app or iTerm2.app) or in Linux (using urxvt) sometimes I get extra characters. The characters are always the ...
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Pasting ligature codes from MS Word to Kile

I have two MS Word documents, both of which read the same except for the formatting. However, when I copy from Doc 1 and paste to Kile, the ligature codes hidden in words ("firing", for instance) are ...
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Why isn't Word aligning Justified pasted text from a PDF?

I copied and pasted the first few paras. from this PDF. Pls see screenshots below. After I clicked to align justified, why didn't each line automatically fill up to the end?
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MS Word Mac 16.34 How to paste into multiple table rows and assume the style previously there

I have 4 short (one or two word) paragraphs that I want to paste into a 1x4 table. For purpose of populating the following pages that have {styleref} tags, it's important that each cell keeps the ...
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Libreoffice wipes the PRIMARY buffer when un-selecting/de-selecting selected text. How do I prevent this?

In virtually all X-windows applications, selecting text effectively (see below) copies it to the PRIMARY selection buffer. In most, un-selecting that text (e.g., by left-clicking elsewhere in the same ...
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Shortcut key to remove formatting after pasting? [duplicate]

I'm copying and pasting a lot of citations, and the formatting comes out of my browser, into my document. I use the "dark reader" extension in Chrome so all of my text is wrongly formatted when it is ...
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Cygwin right-click pastes twice

Using cygwin on Win10. It's been working fine until recently. Now, when I paste text in a terminal window with a right-click, more often than not, it pastes it twice. I have to click on the mouse ...
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Why does it take 9.5 seconds to paste text into a large Microsoft OneNote notebook page?

Example: I copied the title text from a pdf document in Preview on Mac OS X. Here is the clipboard content after the copy: Paste into Microsoft OneNote using Regular paste (Ctrl-V) Menu: 'Paste -> ...
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Fedora (GNOME 3) copy & paste is unreliable

About a third to half of the time that I do Ctrl+C and then Ctrl+V, it fails to copy the selected text to the clipboard. If I then go and do Ctrl+C again, it works the second time. How can I make it ...
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Fastest/easiest way to copy paste between excel cell and browser text input box [closed]

I'm working on a project where I need to copy cell content from excel over to a browser. Imagine this is a multi-monitor situation, and each row has necessary text input, corresponding to a link. ...
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Windows 10 - Must Exit Greenshot in order for Ctrl-C to automatically copy to clipboard

This isn't an issue in Windows 7 Pro (home PC) or Windows 8 (work) but in Windows 10 (laptop) I have to manually EXIT Greenshot whenever I want to copy/paste TEXT using the Ctrl + C keyboard shortcut. ...
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I want my PRIMARY SELECTION back

I've been using the primary selection since I installed my very first Linux on a Computer in 1994. It's so simple: Select text, change window, middle-click, happy With the latest updates - it ...
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Copy web pages from browser including collapsed content? Or expand all collapsed content in a web page?

Does anyone know a trick, app or script that can copy an entire web page, including the collapsed parts, without manually clicking each expand link? I regularly have to copy (=download) my messages ...
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How to insert a MathType equation in an Excel chart with good resolution?

I can copy a MathType equation from MS Word and paste it on an Excel chart after selecting it. However, the resolution is poor. How can I get a better resolution?
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How to increase Windows 10 clipboard history?

Windows 10 has this new feature that can be enable and then save last "copy". After, when clicking on ⊞ Win+V, I can view the history of my last copies. Is there a way to increase this copy history ...
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Can I configure Putty to Use PC/Mac Copy/Paste Convention?

My question is in the title, but let me forestall two responses: Yes, I understand how copy/paste works usually under X. I spend most of my day working on a Linux workstation. But my fingers have ...
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Can't get rid of extra characters from bracketed paste when pasting in terminal

This is getting quite frustrating, but I can't get rid for some reason of the characters that seem to come from a problem involving vim and bracketed paste mode. I sometimes get the extra characters ^[...
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How to copy from excel rows to word paragraph

How to copy from excel rows to word paragraph. ex data from excel 1. robin d123 e123 2. morgan f123 e456 paste to word become: 1. robin d123 e123 2. ...
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Copy Paste not working in Windows after I open Vncserver

Whenever I open TigerVNC copy paste is not working in Windows. The text I copied from Vncserver is pasting even after copying from Windows. After closing TigerVNC correct text (text copied from ...
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How can I paste non-text UTF-8 characters in a Linux terminal?

I'm writing some code for a buffer overflow attack on a small program that I am debugging through IDA. Throughout the program there are multiple opportunities to enter vulnerable text, and where I ...
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Is this feasible: Open multiple pairs of PDF files, select text, paste each page separately into a new cell of a two-column Word file

There are hundreds of PDF files located in different folders. The paths of the files that need to be handled are in an Excel file (or in a text file). The algorithm is as follows: Take the address ...
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Can a file be partially copied on Windows?

I was in the middle of copying a lot of files on my Windows 8.1 system when suddenly the explorer process was terminated and restarted by itself. Afterwards I went to copy all the files again. Some ...
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Copy Transpose Paste Vertically Breaking on Blanks

I am trying to copy/transpose/paste values from a one-column PivotTable and a formula column and I need it to paste vertically on another sheet and break on blanks. (see image) I need to copy each ...
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Why does Chrome inserts a new line at beginning when copying a HTML table row?

When I use any recent version of Chrome (or Chrome-based browsers) to copy the "Hello World" from this simple HTML page, I always get Hello World (notice the new line at beginning). On the other ...
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Readable text when copy-pasted from PDF becomes completely unreadable

What is this that when I select a completely readable, Latin (no language-specific characters, actually a company name and street address) text in PDF document and then copy and paste it to any ...
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How paste many columns side by side from Excel to notepad++

Assume that I have three columns in Excel MGM_COMPTEUR CIA_CD_CRV_CIA CIA_DA_EM_CRV CIA_CD_CTRL_BLCE CIA_IDC_EXTR_RDJ CIA_VLR_IDT_CRV_LOQ The second column is : AS AS AS AS AS AS the 3rd one is : ...
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How to paste only duplicate files?

I have a folder of DLLs that I am using for a visual studio project, however, they are out of date and need to be updated. I have the updated versions of each file in another folder but the issue is ...
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Very slow *.txt file copy in Windows 7

This is an issue I searched quite extensively on the web, but could not find an answer to. So probably it is not a known/common issue. I'm on Windows 7 (I could specify more about the system, if ...
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Copy and paste anomaly with images

I am experiencing a strange issue whereby I am unable to copy an in-line image from an Outlook.com email (viewed in Firefox) and paste it directly into a Word document (Office version: 1907). The copy ...
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select multiple discontinuous strings of charcacters (words) in a pdf

In a word document or similar, pressing down Ctrl allows selecting several words for batch treatment, so that one can ulteriorly for example copy all of them at once. I'd like to know how to proceed ...
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How to disable the new copy/paste protection in XFCE?

My desktop environment/window manager (XFCE) in Debian has sadly, suddenly started asking me if I'm sure I want to copy/paste into my terminal. Yes. I'm sure, always. How do I disable this ...
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Why my Chrome freezes when I try to paste long texts?

Every time I try to paste a long text that I copied from some applications (like Vim or using xsel) my Google Chrome freezes, after some time it responds again but the text is not pasted. Around 60 ...
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When copying a file/folder, strange characters are added to the file or folder name

My operating system is Windows 10. When I copy a file or folder to the same location they are in, Windows automatically adds the word "copy" to the end of the file name, which is great. But there is ...

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