Copy & Paste Text On Blog

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  • #127040

    benders
    Member

    Hi there. This question is probably redundant. Is there a setting I need to change to make text in my posts copy & pasteable? I want my blog visitors to be able to copy and paste text from the posts into their comments, but right now that’s not possible. How do I enable that? Thanks for any help.

    #127312

    I don’t understand why your posts cannot be copied and pasted. All blog posts are. Please provide a link to your blog so we can see what’s going on.

    #127311

    raincoaster
    Member

    What’s your blog? Please give us a link so we can look at it. Unless it’s entirely published as a JPEG file it should be copy and pasteable.

    #127314

    benders
    Member

    Thanks for the help. My blog is at http://benders.wordpress.com/. When I attempt to highlight the text in posts I see the cursor change to an x – not possible thingy. I don’t think it’s any of my browser settings. I kind of threw it all together quickly. Copy and pasted a lot of my post text from Wordpad. I probably should have used notepad. Thanks again.

    #127315

    katm
    Member

    Works for me.

    Firefox 2.0.0.5/Vista Home Premium.

    #127316

    trent
    Member

    word and wordpad both will copy formatting. I might edit it, copy the contents into notepad and then copy it back.

    Trent

    #127317

    benders
    Member

    When I highlight the text in the posts on this forum, however, I have no problems at all. I’m stumped.

    #127318

    benders
    Member

    @ trent

    I thought about trying that. I also copied and pasted text directly from my blog stats and I’m getting the same trouble. It’s probably some kind of formatting problem. I just figured I’d see any of the extraneous formatting in the Code view.

    #127325

    raincoaster
    Member

    I can’t copy the text there either using IE6. Very odd. There must be some strange tags…check the stats list you put in; that must have been copied from teh web page and they might have snuck in there.

    #127326

    benders
    Member

    I hate to beat a dead horse here, but the text in the comments section is also unhighlightable for me. I entered my own comments through the default comment text editor and I’m assuming my commenters did also. Could this possibly be related to the Presentation package I’m using? Thanks.

    #127328

    No problem here with windows xp – media center edition – firefox 2.0.0.5.
    Edit: I tried both posts and comments – no problem. I don’t think it’s theme dependent either (Contempt).

    #127332

    benders
    Member

    @ thistimethisspace

    Ah, it must be IE then. I’ve tried IE from work and from home and have had the same trouble. I like Firefox, but I’m kind of a creature of habit. I’m still not sure why I cruise along just fine on other people’s blogs on this site with IE. I’ll sleep on it and go back to the drawing board.

    #127336

    Good luck.

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