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CLIPBOARD HELP+SPELL LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - v2.42.0 - Apr 25, 2017

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mouser:
Yes, that was what I thought, but I could not figure out how come the "smart" paste works into OneNote but not into Word. Are not both pastes being made by CHS?
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First thing to try always, is just copying and pasting using normal windows clipboard, Ctrl+C followed by Ctrl+V.

When you do that, CHS is totally out of the loop.  So that will show you what the programs can really put on, and retrieve from, the clipboard.  Some programs can put multiple versions of a clip into the clipboard, some versions with extra information that only certain applications know how to handle when it is pasted.

Once you do that, you might find that some applications put extra information into the clipboard that CHS does not perceive or store.  If you copy something to the clipboard (Ctrl+C) but then later paste it using the CHS quick paste menu, then you will see what CHS puts on the clipboard during the paste operation, and if it's less than a native Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V.

IainB:
There is one niggly annoyance I find with CHS and which has persisted across migration from XP to Win7 to Win8/8.1: the recent clips from the top of the popup Quick Paste Menu (Ctrl+Alt+Q) simply disappear, and you are left with just one or two default items in that list. Is there any way to control this behaviour?
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You are seeing the default behavior of CHS, which is to only show on that menu recent clips from the last few days.
You can find instructions on changing that in this post: http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=4134.msg357920#msg357920
-mouser (July 16, 2014, 05:07 AM)
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Got it. Very simple once it's pointed out. Many thanks:
...
To change the default behavior that only shows recent clips on the quick paste pop-up menu, it's a bit trickier -- unnecessarily complex i would agree: On the menu window right click on the "Quick Paste" group, and choose "Edit this Group", then in the box next to SQL, you can DELETE the phrase "AND CreationDateTime > DateTimeMinusOneDay" or perhaps change it to "AND CreationDateTime > DateTimeMinusThirtyDays"
-mouser (June 23, 2014, 09:16 AM)
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Mine had been set (I guess as the default) to "=DateTimeMinusOneHour".
I changed it to "=DateTimeMinusThreeDays". I shall see how that goes.
It reminded me that CHS has got some pretty nifty features buried away in the back room.   :Thmbsup:
I must explore it some more...
-IainB (July 16, 2014, 06:36 AM)
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Just a note for posterity, to record that the edit/change (above) to the virtual folder called "Quick Paste" does not work and produces the error:
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Error DBG109: DBISAM Engine Error # 11949 SQL parsing error -
Expected column name but instead found DateTimeMinusThreeDays in
SELECT SQL statement at line I, column 226
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That appears to be because you can only put certain fixed, predefined date/time field names into the SQL, and "=DateTimeMinusThreeDays" is not one of them, as per the note in that particular virtual folder, which says (my emphasis):
A virtual folder shows the contents of all other folders, as filtered by an
sql conditional expression based on database fields.  You can use a
virtual folder for example to show all entries in a certain date range, or
just clips marked favorites, or clips from certain groups, or any
combination.

ex.: IsFavorite=true AND Application like ultraedit

You can also use some special fields to test for special folders:
IsInRecyleBin, IsInClipboard, IsInClipboardNew , IsInClipboardOld ,
IsInFavorites

And some special date/time fields: DateTimeCurrent ,
DateTimeMinusThirtyMinutes , DateTimeMinusOneHour ,
DateTimeMinusSixHours , DateTimeMinusTwelveHours ,
DateTimeMinusOneDay ,DateTimeMinusTwoDays ,
DateTimeMinusFiveDays, DateTimeMinusSevenDays ,
DateTimeMinusFourteenDays, DateTimeMinusThirtyDays

ex. ModificationDateTime > DateTimeMinusTwoDays  AND NOT
IsInRecycleBin will show all items added in the last two weeks that is
not currently in the recyclebin subtree.

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So I plumped for"=DateTimeMinusTwoDays", which seems to be working fine for my needs, at present.

Yours truly, of course, did not read/register the full import of the above information before making the initial change. If I had, then I would not have created the error.
More haste, less speed...    :-[
One is fortunate if one learns something new every day.

mouser:
you could put in a custom date expression if you wanted to get a very specific time period.

IainB:
Yes, that was what I thought, but I could not figure out how come the "smart" paste works into OneNote but not into Word. Are not both pastes being made by CHS?
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First thing to try always, is just copying and pasting using normal windows clipboard, Ctrl+C followed by Ctrl+V.

When you do that, CHS is totally out of the loop.  So that will show you what the programs can really put on, and retrieve from, the clipboard.  Some programs can put multiple versions of a clip into the clipboard, some versions with extra information that only certain applications know how to handle when it is pasted.

Once you do that, you might find that some applications put extra information into the clipboard that CHS does not perceive or store.  If you copy something to the clipboard (Ctrl+C) but then later paste it using the CHS quick paste menu, then you will see what CHS puts on the clipboard during the paste operation, and if it's less than a native Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V.
-mouser (July 16, 2014, 06:44 AM)
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Yes. You are right, of course.
As a test, I shut down CHS, and tried the copy/paste and the copy-copy/paste, copying from a web page in Firefox and pasting into OneNote and Word.
The result:

* The copy/paste pastes just the plain, unformatted text into OneNote and Word.
* The copy-copy/paste pastes the RTF (formatted text and images) into OneNote and Word, but with the difference that a formatted string containing the web page URL is pasted at the end of the clip as, for example:
* "From <http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=36936.new#new>"
OneNote always specially formats URLs pasted into it, and in this case it presumably collects the URL from the Clipboard (which contains all the available data about the clip), puts angle brackets around it, formats it and precedes it with a formatted text string "From ".

In Firefox, the first Copy is a result of auto-copy on mouse-selected text. The second copy is made using Ctrl-C. If I copy from a webpage in IE, there is no function for auto-copy on mouse-selected text, so the first and second copies are made using Ctrl+C. So there are evidently idiosyncrasies in the browsers. Also, pasting from IE takes a lot longer (even has a progress bar) than from Firefox, which is almost instantaneous.

IainB:
you could put in a custom date expression if you wanted to get a very specific time period.
-mouser (July 16, 2014, 07:28 PM)
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Thanks. Could you give me an example please?

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