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Classic Mac OS Software (Discussions on Applications) => Application Development & Programming in the Classic Mac OS => Topic started by: OS923 on November 20, 2021, 01:50:51 AM

Title: Can't paste text in ResEdit
Post by: OS923 on November 20, 2021, 01:50:51 AM
If you experience that you can't paste text in ResEdit, then try this:
1. Make a new resource file.
2. Make a new 'TEXT' resource.
3. Paste your text here.
4. Select it.
5. Copy it.
6. You can now paste it everywhere.
Title: Re: Can't paste text in ResEdit
Post by: IIO on November 21, 2021, 02:37:00 AM
would simpletext not "correct" the issues with certain text formats in the clipboard, too?
Title: Re: Can't paste text in ResEdit
Post by: OS923 on November 24, 2021, 07:31:12 AM
Old versions of the MacOS require that you explicitly import/export a local clipboard from/to the global clipboard. Old programs like ResEdit do that but in OS 9 it may fail to import. TextEdit uses its own clipboard. Thatís why it works when you make a 'TEXT' resource.
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