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Cut and paste the wrong data

Sep 27, 2012 6:16 AM

I have a problem with FM 10.  Eventually, when I copy something and then paste, it pastes something else. Usually whatever was in the clipboard previously. Pasting into any other program works fine, but FM will not paste the correct object, and become fixated on the previously pasted item.  When it happens, it happens whether I copy from within the doc, or from another program (Photoshop, Notepad, Word).

 

This happens with text or graphics.

 

I will work fine for hours, then it goes off the deep end and this happens.  In order to make it work properly again, I have to close FM and restart it.

 

Has anybody seen this before?  What is it and how do I stop it?

 

Thanks.

 
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    Sep 27, 2012 6:27 AM   in reply to dcrouse10

    you haven't got some sort of clipboard manager program installed do you?

     
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    Sep 27, 2012 6:42 AM   in reply to dcrouse10

    I have seen them before - they "remember" a whole series of prior CTL-X and CTL-C actions that can be browsed to select a previous one and paste it again. Anyway, is your clipboard behaving outside of Adobe apps? i.e. back in Windows

     
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    Sep 27, 2012 6:43 AM   in reply to dcrouse10

    Oh - just thought of something else - do you have Skype installed?

     
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    Sep 27, 2012 6:51 AM   in reply to dcrouse10

    I wonder whether you have installed any other apps that have some keyboard shotcuts that conflict with the copy / paste commands in FrameMaker. I have seen some apps that do not use Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V for copy / paste.

     
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    Sep 27, 2012 6:53 AM   in reply to dcrouse10

    I haven't played with later versions enough to have much insight, but in FM7.1/Solaris, there seem to be at least 3 clipboards in play.

     

    In particular, Frame seems to manage its own CB for certain dialogs, and even remembers what was last pasted between reboots.

     

    Are you doing copy with keyboard shortcuts, mouse clicks, or menu pulls?

     

    I could see keyboard and/or mouse ops being eaten by other apps running on the PC (not to mention keylogger malware).

     

    If you can demonstrate the problem using menu pulls, you may have a reportable defect.

     
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    Sep 27, 2012 7:32 AM   in reply to dcrouse10

    I have seen this before on Windows 7 64-bit, but don't recall if it was

    inside FrameMaker. See if your clipboard works outside FM. I sort of

    remember using a reboot to fix it.

     
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    Sep 27, 2012 8:45 AM   in reply to dcrouse10

    > Pasting from the menu does not work when this problem occurs.

     

    Say again? Does this mean you can't duplicate the problem using the menu, or the menu Copy/Paste functions are unavailable and/or do nothing.

     

    Using whatever means, if you can get to a repeatably demonstrable failure, here's something else to try: do it slowly.

     

    We have copy/paste scenarios in our configuration (terminal emulator green screens in particular) where the first copy simply cannot be done quickly, or you'll be pasting whatever was previously on the CB. I've learned to use right-click Menu Copy the first time. After that, keyboard copy seems to work.

     
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    Sep 27, 2012 12:34 PM   in reply to dcrouse10

    David,

     

    Which point version of FM10 are you using?

     

    Do you have any FM plug-ins installed?

     

    What happens in FM after you try multiple copy & paste operations in another app? Does FM still have clipboard content from before the mutliple external copy & paste operations or does it pick up any of those with a lag?

     

    Have you tried the esc key shortcuts?

    Cut

    Esc e x, Control+x, Shift+Delete

    Copy

    Esc e c, Control+c

    Paste text that you cut or copied

    Esc e p, Control+v, Control+y

    Quick-copy text

    Click where you want to place the copied text. Then press Alt and drag through the text you want to copy.

     
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    Oct 2, 2012 10:45 PM   in reply to Jeff_Coatsworth

    Jeff,

     

    I just noticed that you asked here about Skype. I *do* have it installed and use it frequently while working in FrameMaker. Is there some issue with that? I certainly hope not as Skype is my office phone...

     

    Can you provide any details?

     

    Thanks,
    Laurie

     
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    Oct 3, 2012 4:12 AM   in reply to panangle

    > Is there some issue with that? [Skype]

     

    See: Framemaker10: can't cut and paste tables, rows, or columns

     
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    Oct 3, 2012 4:21 PM   in reply to dcrouse10

    If its a laptop try and turn off the sticky keys as well

     

    Harpreet

     
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    Oct 3, 2012 9:07 PM   in reply to Harpreet seehra

    I was so hoping to find some reason why this product is so prone to crashing that I would have given up Skype if that was the answer. But I don't run any Skype plug-ins and I don't have the problem described in that thread. I'm not on a laptop, I'm on a really beefy desktop with 20 gig of ram. I am starting to think there are just very few people using FM 11 on Windows 7 64 bit on a daily basis, otherwise there would have to be more people complaining.

     

    -Laurie

     
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    Apr 2, 2013 8:34 AM   in reply to dcrouse10

    Not verified. I can easily alternate between multiple applications copying & pasting from all of them into and out of FM11 (Windows 64-bit Ultimate).

     

    There's probably something else going on in your installation. Look at what applications and services are running in the background (schedulers, update applications. anti-virus, ec.) and try turning off all non-essential ones to see if you can get to a point that doesn't mess wih your clipboard. Then turn them on one by one until you can duplicate this scenario to identify the culprit.

     

    [Yes, I know that that would be a real time-consuming PITA of a process, but I don't have any other suggestions... ]

     
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    Apr 2, 2013 8:39 AM   in reply to Arnis Gubins

    I'm still suspicious that it's Skype - especially now that MS is converting all Messenger clients over to it. I bet it's installed as a plug-in in your browser.

     
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