On 10/13/16 7:03 PM, Trevor DeVore wrote:
On Thursday, October 13, 2016, J. Landman Gay <jac...@hyperactivesw.com>

Apparently in LC 8.x, LC text in the clipboard can't be pasted into
Powerpoint, though it works in MS Word and some other apps. I know the
workaround -- paste into a text editor, copy, paste into Powerpoint -- but
is there a better way?

My app is just setting the clipboarddata["text"] to a variable containing
plain text. I wonder if I should be setting some of the other keys in the
clipboard array.

It worked okay until the last version we released, compiled with LC 8.0.2
on Mac OS X. Maybe it's been fixed since then? I don't have a copy of
Powerpoint so I can't test.

Last week I had a user report issues pasting images into SnagIt but not
other apps (Windows). This issue is new to 8.x and the clipboard changes.
It seems that the way LiveCode is placing content on the clipboard is not
correct in 8.x. I have to in estimate further though.

Could the clipboardData be storing UTF16? Some apps might not work with that if they expect UTF8. If so, the fix would be to textEncode before setting the clipboardData, but we have no way of knowing what the user intends to do with the clipboard. It would break if they try to paste back into LC.

Just a guess.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jac...@hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com

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