Paste As

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Menu: Edit > Paste As


Default Shortcut Key: Shift+Ctrl+V


Macro function: PasteAs()


The Paste As command allows the content of the Windows clipboard to be viewed in various formats, and with various viewers.  This makes it possible to Paste text into Boxer in formats other than normal text.  After selecting the desired format, simply click the Paste button.


Background: the Windows clipboard is capable of holding multiple pieces of data simultaneously.  Sometimes this capability is exploited so that different versions of the same data can be made available.  In other cases, different formats will hold more descriptive copies of the same data.  For example, when you copy text from a web page that is being displayed in Internet Explorer, the data will be placed on the clipboard in several different formats.  These formats are HTML Format, Rich Text Format (RTF), ANSI Text and OEM Text.  When another application pastes that data from the clipboard, it chooses the format that is most meaningful to that application.  Boxer's Paste command would use the ANSI Text format.  This is where the Paste As command becomes useful.  There might be times when you would prefer that Boxer be able to paste the clipboard data in HTML format, so that HTML formatting codes and hyperlinks are not lost.  For some users, having access to the data in RTF format might prove useful.  The Paste As command allows all available formats to be viewed so that the most useful format can be used.




bm2Boxer's clipboard commands will sense the type of text data being placed on the Windows clipboard and, when appropriate, use a more descriptive clipboard format to tag that data.  For example, when Boxer senses that HTML code is being copied to the clipboard, the text will also be placed in the HTML clipboard format.  This enables a conforming program to paste the data more intelligently.  Boxer will also tag Rich Text data (RTF) and Comma-Separated Value (CSV).