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Edit -> Selection ->Copy From... how did it suppose to work?
« on: April 23, 2009, 10:25:20 PM »
Edit -> Selection ->Copy From... how did it suppose to work?

I am getting one option of text taken from the top of the file, it actually pastes more then shows.

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Re: Edit -> Selection ->Copy From... how did it suppose to work?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009, 11:32:36 PM »
Hello Arthur,

Are you reading command description shown in status bar ? ;)
It copy selections from another documents.
I have checked copying - it works correctly.

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Re: Edit -> Selection ->Copy From... how did it suppose to work?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 04:21:23 AM »
I did not intend to complain, and you are right, I am not reading the status bar, the question was what logic drives this functionality, sorry if I am sounding not comprehensible.

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Re: Edit -> Selection ->Copy From... how did it suppose to work?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2009, 11:09:50 AM »
This was one special request form guy moving form MultiEdit. There such functionality exist: some how another way of copy paste without using clipboard.

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Re: Edit -> Selection ->Copy From... how did it suppose to work?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2009, 04:26:17 PM »
Still unclear how it determines what text it decides to select. Sorry.

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Re: Edit -> Selection ->Copy From... how did it suppose to work?
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2009, 04:47:29 PM »
It takes current slelection in document.

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Re: Edit -> Selection ->Copy From... how did it suppose to work?
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2009, 04:51:33 PM »
Then it is not working correctly, in my case it took a few first rows from a second file (me being on the last out of 5 in total).

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Re: Edit -> Selection ->Copy From... how did it suppose to work?
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2009, 05:35:33 PM »
Are you talking about what is show in the menu, or about what is pasted?
I have rechecked once more: what was selected - was pasted.

Please provide here example:

First document: text + what is selected
Second document: text + what is selected

And what is a result of paste in first document.

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Re: Edit -> Selection ->Copy From... how did it suppose to work?
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2009, 05:43:41 PM »
I now can see what is the logic:
I can select text in as many files open in HE as I want and be in any file.
Then when I use this functionality I am presented with choice of several text selections [taken from each these files] to paste, which is cool, but that was not immediately obvious.

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Re: Edit -> Selection ->Copy From... how did it suppose to work?
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2009, 05:57:10 PM »
Sorry for this ;)

When the guy I told, ask about this, it took me also some time to get what he wants :))

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Alex.

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Re: Edit -> Selection ->Copy From... how did it suppose to work?
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2009, 04:00:59 PM »
This is a favorite feature of mine -- especially when working with locked selections or many open documents.

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Re: Edit -> Selection ->Copy From... how did it suppose to work?
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2009, 04:15:34 PM »
Hello allen,

yes, the locked selection request comes from same person who requested Copy From...   ;)

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Alex

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Re: Edit -> Selection ->Copy From... how did it suppose to work?
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2009, 04:23:48 PM »
I like their sensibilities. :)