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Why does copy/paste work intermittently?

I use a Dell Latitude E5440 that I have received from my employer. I am having intermittent issues with cut/copy/paste on this computer. [more inside]
posted by allison00 on Oct 2, 2014 - 11 answers

Installation migration

I want to clone the boot disk of my OpenBSD install, with the destination drive being larger than the source. What's the easiest way to do this? Just use dd and resize partitions after? rsync? Something else? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Feb 11, 2014 - 3 answers

Can't copy / cut / duplicate in OS X

Why is cut/copy/duplicate greyed out in Apple Preview app? When I open PDFs or XLS files in Preview by double clicking on them, I'm able to select text but cannot ever copy or cut it. Someone suggested duplicating the file first, but that option is also greyed out. 10.9.1 Why? Thanks!
posted by dobbs on Jan 20, 2014 - 17 answers

Copy Several Filenames to Clipboard

I'd like to be able to highlight several files, right click and have the option to copy the filenames to the clipboard. Before upgrading to Windows 7, I had a utility that allowed me to do this, but I don't remember the name of it.
posted by Proginoskes on Dec 2, 2013 - 9 answers

Two HDs, how do I copy over only the files that the other is missing?

Two hard drives. HD2 with a bunch of lossless music. HD1 with the same music plus a bunch more music that I've acquired in recent months. I want all of my collection on both drives in case one fails. Besides copying over each new file piecemeal, or deleting everything on drive 2 and just copying the entirety of drive 1, is there a more elegant way to do this? Is there a program or method that will only copy over the files that HD2 doesn't already have?
posted by WhitenoisE on Sep 16, 2013 - 11 answers

From Fotomat to Photoshop: How to best copy & print a lot of old photos?

I need to copy a bunch of photo prints (estimated at 80) to have made into duplicate prints for multiple people. (Reason: I found my birth family, and they all want photos of me from throughout my life.) The photos are many different sizes and ratios, like 3x5, 4x6, square, 5x7, etc, and some have been cut with scissors into odd sizes/aspect ratios. [more inside]
posted by ImproviseOrDie on Sep 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Why is my MBP running ML appending to the clipboard if I double cmd-C?

MacBook Pro Retina running Mountain Lion. In any application, if I hit cmd-C twice in rapid succession, I hear a click and the selection gets appended to the clipboard. [more inside]
posted by chazlarson on Apr 23, 2013 - 3 answers

Migrating hard drive to a new physical drive. Help!

I'm migrating my physical boot drive (Vista 64, 1TB) to a new one. I'm having issues getting the migration to go the way I want it. I don't know if what I want is possible. The new drive is 3TB. If I use DriveXML or the included Seagate utility [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Apr 1, 2013 - 3 answers

Copying tables within a MS Word protected form

I need to find a way to allow users to copy/paste a table that sits within a Word 'protected' form (ie users can only edit within the form fields). We had a series of templates developed by a 'professional', but they have not been able to overcome some version/OS incompatibility issues. The problem is specifically in enabling the table to be selected in the first place, as this function is lost when the protection is applied. [more inside]
posted by dg on Mar 29, 2013 - 8 answers

Offsite / Offline Data Storage

I would like to keep an offsite backup of certain files (various financial docs, my iTunes library, and some photos)--say, 200 gigs total. I've considered storing them online with Crashplan, but the cost of the unlimited plan for multiple computers (mine and SO's) and the bandwidth to push that data out leave me meh. Thinking of getting another HD and keeping it at work. Can I run something by you? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Dec 21, 2012 - 13 answers

How do I download zoomable image off a website?

How do I download zoomable image off a website? [more inside]
posted by priorpark17 on Dec 10, 2012 - 6 answers

PDF copy/paste repeats text - help?

When I copy/paste text from this PDF, the copied text is repeated and sometimes includes additional text. Why is this and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by fussbudget on Aug 10, 2012 - 8 answers

How do I copy and paste from Chrome to Word without formatting?

I just started using Chrome. I need to be able to copy text phrases from any random website into MS Word and have it be unformatted or better yet formatted as Times New Roman 12 pt. I'm on a mac. I've been trying to figure this out for so long that it's made me regress. Please talk to me like I'm five and help. HELP. [more inside]
posted by rabidsegue on May 30, 2012 - 14 answers

Consumer Reports - single copy

Consumer Reports - How can I buy (over the internet) the April issue of Consumer Reports? Difficulties, I live 1/2 hour outside of the shopping areas. Also I'm not really interested in subscribing but if that's the best way then I understand.
posted by notned on Apr 5, 2012 - 11 answers

Copy/Paste isn't copying/pasting formatting anymore.

Copy/Paste isn't copying/pasting formatting anymore. [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Mar 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Is it possible to copy a Windows boot partition onto a new SSD HD?

Is it possible to copy my Windows boot partition (C:) onto the new SSD hard drive I got without needing to reinstall Windows and everything else? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Dec 26, 2011 - 9 answers

Can I make a Belkin USB Cable Act Like A Direct Crossover Cable?

I bought a Belkin Easy Transfer USB Cable for Windows 7 thinking it would act much like a direct crossover cable connection would. Instead, it only seems to let me transfer the files and folders needed to set up your old Windows profile on a new copy of Windows, rather than giving me access to all files, folders and partitions, which is what I need. Is there a hack to get this cable to do what I want it to do?
posted by Effigy2000 on Nov 27, 2011 - 3 answers

When ampersands attack.

Help me extract text from a PDF of a Powerpoint presentation! [more inside]
posted by lovedbymarylane on Sep 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Copy iTunes song?

She bought a song in iTunes. How can I copy it to my computer? [more inside]
posted by LonnieK on Sep 5, 2011 - 12 answers

WANTED: better headlines

How can I write better headlines for my college newspaper? [more inside]
posted by gypsyhymns on Aug 22, 2011 - 9 answers

How best to automate the task of copying thousands of DVDs to HDD?

Copying thousands of cds and dvds to HDD - what is the best way to automate this tedious process as much as possible without buying expensive hardware? [more inside]
posted by Grensgeval on Aug 20, 2011 - 4 answers

Copying lines of text on an iPhone?

iPhone: when I select some text to copy and use the grab points to expand the selection, how do I keep it from selecting the whole paragraph? [more inside]
posted by neuron on Jul 31, 2011 - 10 answers

OSX: How to copy plain-text always, everywhere, without exception?

OSX: I never, ever want to paste text from one application to another "with formatting." I always want to paste plain text. Is there an app or system extension I can install to cause this to be automatic across the board? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jun 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Burn, Baby, Burn, it's a Yoga Inferno!

I need step-by-step instructions for "How to Burn and/or Copy a DVD for Dummies." Emphasis on the Dummies aspect. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Mar 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Easy way of making MS Word 2010 documents read only and not copyable as a PDF.

I work in a school and have made a number of resources of my own for my classes and my department. I would like to upload these to the school's website but I wanted to have them as PDF files where the content was not copyable. I am currently running Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010, and Adobe Reader X. I also have the Serif X3 Applications package installed on my machine. Is what I want achievable with the software I currently have or should I forget the idea?
posted by ndaguiar on Mar 16, 2011 - 19 answers

colour me worried

Help! My painstaking hours in Excel won't transfer to Powerpoint! [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Mar 14, 2011 - 7 answers

Best way to get a 2009 tax return copy fast?

I need a copy of my 2009 federal tax return. Fast. What's the easiest, cheapest & most secure way to do this online? I have completely forgotton what service I used to file with back in March (it was a rough year & my mind was very scattered...).
posted by Alpenglow on Nov 2, 2010 - 10 answers

Small business needs a reliable copier

I work in a medium-small office (under 20 employees) in Toronto, and it's about time we looked for a new copier machine/contract. The problem is, I have never knows a copier dealer to maintain a good relationship with a small business. I've always attributed this to the fact that being a small and basically not-for-profit business, we have no leverage (I've had the same problem in other offices in the same line of work). The service people have always, in my experience, shown up late and not fixed underlying problems. Please recommend both machines and dealers (lease and service) in Toronto that will not drag its heels for a small business! [more inside]
posted by sarahkeebs on Oct 1, 2010 - 3 answers

More efficient copy and pasting into web forms?

Looking for a program or plugin that will let me select a bunch of data, copy it, and automatically paste it into a web form and automatically fill out all of the fields. [more inside]
posted by banished on Sep 27, 2010 - 6 answers

How can I get info out of this web page?

How do I display just the large number in this web page http://www.google.com/finance?q=INDEXSP:.INX in on my screen or within a tiny window. (1103.17 only - it changes constantly)? I tried to edit the web page, and even tried Printliminator, but got stuck. Thanks!
posted by bright77blue on Sep 9, 2010 - 5 answers

I need free Windows software to create and burn images of audio CDs.

I need free Windows software to create and burn images of audio CDs. [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Sep 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Who do I hire to organize my music collection in a format that is not going to be obsolete in two years?

I need to hire someone to go through all of my CDs and render them into a format I can currently make use of. [more inside]
posted by msali on Aug 4, 2010 - 10 answers

Copy & pasting from Excel into Word

Is there a way to insert into a text string in Excel a "hard enter" so that when a series of rows of text are copied into Word that it automatically incorporates paragraph breaks between them? [more inside]
posted by notcostello on Jun 29, 2010 - 5 answers

What's reasonable compensation for web page copy writing?

Some casual web writing I've been doing for my brother and his friend has suddenly ballooned into something resembling full-time work as requests from various Phoenix-area businesses to re-write their web-page copy have come pouring in. How much should I expect in compensation? [more inside]
posted by Ylajali on May 31, 2010 - 2 answers

Digitize THIS

A friend is looking for a company or service to scan in 20 boxes of random art, journals and material over the next year while she's in Korea. Where would you go? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 22, 2010 - 4 answers

Is there a way to copy text out of a pdf without it starting a new paragraph at the end of each line of text?

Is there a way to copy text out of a pdf and paste it into a word document without word starting a new paragraph at the end of each line of text? [more inside]
posted by AZNsupermarket on Apr 11, 2010 - 4 answers

how much to charge?

grad students, publishers, editors, i need your advice: How much to charge per hour for checking footnotes on a book soon-to-be-published? [more inside]
posted by jak68 on Feb 26, 2010 - 12 answers

best free software to duplicate CD's?

Best free software for duplicating CD's? [more inside]
posted by markblasco on Feb 21, 2010 - 26 answers

Need copyediting work!

How do I find freelance copyediting work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2010 - 8 answers

How to handle this punctuation problem when using copy/paste

Copy and paste issues with quote and apostrophe marks. [see within] [more inside]
posted by Postroad on Feb 11, 2010 - 16 answers

Is it ethical to copy the design of software?

Is it ethical or legal to copy the design of software, but not the code? [more inside]
posted by idb on Jan 26, 2010 - 22 answers

Ads where a word is worth 1000 pictures

Great text-driven (print) ads from 2009? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Dec 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Are locker keys magical?

Can one make a copy of a public locker key? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Dec 11, 2009 - 9 answers

Trouble calculating regular averages in Excel

In Excel, how do I calculate the average of every 300 data points in a large data set? [more inside]
posted by Midnight Rambler on Oct 18, 2009 - 10 answers

How does HuffPo append URLs to copied text?

I noticed today that text copied from articles on The Huffington Post appends the article URL when pasted and I'm wondering how it's done. [more inside]
posted by eyeballkid on Sep 25, 2009 - 10 answers

How do I safely move my iTunes library to a different HD?

How do I safely move my iTunes library from one hard drive to another? [more inside]
posted by valleys on Sep 8, 2009 - 7 answers

Logo No Go?

Paging the MeFi Counterfeit Brigade. Two logos are suspiciously similar. How likely is it that the more recent design was copied? [more inside]
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium on Aug 12, 2009 - 16 answers

Alternatives to the program Synergy (keyboard and mouse over network)?

Alternatives to the program Synergy (keyboard and mouse over network)? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Jul 1, 2009 - 8 answers

make Word more clever for me please

Help needed with footnotes in Word. (I know Word is terrible with footnotes and gives everyone grief, but these are straightforward things I'm wanting.) [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on May 6, 2009 - 8 answers

How can I make our copy shop "greener"?

How can I make our copy shop "greener"? [more inside]
posted by nothingsconstant on Jan 16, 2009 - 6 answers

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