I recently installed Frame 10 and I want to change the ClipboardFormatsPriorities setting so that "TEXT" is the first option in the list. I've done this in previous versions. Is this still possible in 10? If so, what did I do wrong?
Here's what I tried:
Result: Nothing changed. MIF was still the default when I copied and pasted.
Granted -- changing the default from OLE to MIF was definitely an improvement, but I'd still like the default to be TEXT. Let me know what I'm doing wrong.
Mine reads ClipboardFormatsPriorities=TEXT, FILE, MIFW, MIF, RTF, OLE 2, META, EMF, DIB, BMP, UNICODE TEXT
but it's in the c:\program files\adobe\adobeframemaker10\ folder in the Re: ClipboardFormatsPriorities maker.ini setting in Frame 10? section
A few weeks ago, I tried editing the maker.ini file under the Program Files directory. I had to go though some hoops. Even though I have admin privs on my computer, I cannot edit the file and save it. However, I can save it to a different location and then copy the edited version over the original version. (I realize that makes no sense, but Windows doesn't always make sense.) Anyway, after I did that I couldn't open Frame. I had to uninstall and reinstall it.
But apparently other people are editing the maker.ini file in that location, so I tried it again. Same results. FrameMaker generates a log file when I try to open it that shows a stack trace.
This is annoying. I've been using FrameMaker since version 3, and I've edited the .ini file who knows how many times. What's up with version 10??
Hmm, looks like some crap got copied into my last reply.
Are you running Win7 or Vista? In those newer O/S's you have to give yourself (as admin) the rights to mess around with your own C:\ drive - it doesn't automatically follow when being an admin like it used to under WinXP. Mr. Bill's just trying to protect us from ourselves ;>)
From what I remember, you have to use Explorer to get down to the C:\ drive root, then right-click and select Security (or something like that) and give yourself Full Control. It will take a while as it goes through and applies the change to all files & folders under C:\
Both times I've made a change to maker.ini under the \Program Files, Frame won't start again until I uninstall and reinstall.
When you did that, were you doing anything about the custom copy under /Users//AppData ?
Frame is obviously checking both locations, and I'm wondering if having a newer mod timestamp on the "master" file vs. the "user" file is what's causing it to enter self-destruct-enable mode.
Yes, I made a backup, and I did try restoring the backup .ini file before reinstalling. Believe me, I tried several things.
It doesn't make any sense to me, either. It looks like something else is becoming corrupted. If I wanted to spend a lot of quality time with Adobe Support, I might be able to get to the bottom of it. But since it only happens when I try to edit the master maker.ini file, I don't think it's worth pursuing.
My original assumption was that I should be able to make the change in the personal maker.ini under \Users\AppData and that would have an effect. When it didn't have any effect, I thought I was just entering the setting incorrectly, which is why I posted here. But I've tried entering your setting, and:
At this point, I'll just be content to live with the .ini file as it is.
Thanks for the responses.
A topic on an email from email@example.com was to copy and paste straight from a Word document. Below was the correct answer and it works great.
Although a co-worker of mine told me just to use paste special and select text...didn't know that.
Edit the line:
ClipboardFormatsPriorities=FILE, OLE 2, EMF, META, DIB, BMP, MIFW, MIF,
RTF, UNICODE TEXT, TEXT
Change the line to:
ClipboardFormatsPriorities=UNICODE TEXT, FILE, OLE 2, EMF, META, DIB,
BMP, MIFW, MIF, RTF, TEXT
Message was edited by: lsk2002
Jeff, you asked about Win7 back in Feb. :-)
As I explained before, whenever I edit the .ini file under \Program Files, Frame won't open and generates a log that shows a stack trace.Uninstalling and reinstalling is the only way to resolve the problem.
@M_Boyd - Sorry, I was replying to @kmacdowe+brdcom to see if they were running the same o/s as you. My suspicion in your case is something to do with rights. If you're getting a hard error, I hope you've sent it into the FM tech guys and reported it to Adobe Support.
I've just installed a copy of TCS3 on a Win7 laptop, so I'll have a chance to see if I can reproduce what you've reported, as I use the TEXT paste quite often while hauling material in from Word.
It is my understanding that one should not edit the maker.ini file that is in the Programs directory. Each user has a personal copy located in:
C:\Documents and Settings\user_name\Application Data\Adobe\FrameMaker\9(or 10)
This maker.ini file is not a full copy of the one in Programs but it contains your personal changes. So try adding or editing the line in that file. When FrameMaker opens it first reads the file in the Programs folder and then the one in your Documents and Settings folder.
Did you have all 11 parameters in the modified entry separated by a comma and a space?
Was the maker.ini file saved as an ascii text file (i.e. what editor did you use)?
It really doesn't matter whether you edit the main maker.ini in the Program Files area or the user specific one, just keep in mind that the user-specific version is read last and the settings there will override the Program Files maker.ini settings.
I just re-read your original posting and when you say that editing the user-specific maker.ini has no effect, are you doing this for FM-to-FM or other-app-to-FM pastes? FM-to-FM pastes have always carrried along the formatting (even since FM3 ). You need to test this by copying formatted content from another app like Word or from a browser.
If you want to paste unformatted FM text, then use the "ctrl+shift+v" (paste special) and then "t" (for text) and then "enter" as a shortcut.
Not being able to edit the Program Files area maker.ini in place indicates a configuration issue on your machine that you need to resolve.
Arnis, that's it! I was testing within FM. All this fuss because I was being lazy.... Geez!
Yes, the problems with editing the master .ini file are probably environmental. But since I can edit my personal .ini, I'm not so worried about it.
June, 6, 2012: - Jeff, sorry for the late response to what Op Sys and FM I am using. I was/am using Windows XP and FM10.
Today I am able to edit the program-maker.ini file using Notepad (ASCI) without blowing up FM. I am not sure what changed.
Now I cannot copy and paste tables within FM10. I willl start a new thread about that if I cannot solve it.