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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

What To Do With Pea Soup Paste?

Super Concentrated Soup? So I made split pea and pesto with pork soup two nights ago and I made too much. It also sat on low for a bit too long and is now a thick green paste. What do I do with it? Is it still safe to eat? Can i do anything to it besides adding water and making more soup? How best can I use these leftovers? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Mar 29, 2012 - 16 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

Why can't I cut text?

[Sharopoint filter] When I work from home using a Secure ID RSA token to VPN into my corp network I cannot copy and paste anything from Sharepoint. [more inside]
posted by shaarog on Jun 20, 2011 - 5 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

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

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

Fabric as Wallpaper: How to Attach It?

I need to stick a 4'x4' piece of canvas to the wall like wallpaper. I would use wallpaper paste but it would make the black and white fabric look like ass. What should I use to make it permanent and awesome?
posted by Foam Pants on Jul 11, 2010 - 13 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

Thai Curry Pastes

Any good uses for Thai curry pastes, besides the usual red/yellow/green curry? [more inside]
posted by k. on May 5, 2010 - 17 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

How can I get clean html from MS-word, to paste into thunderbird?

How can I get clean html from MS-word, to paste into Thunderbird? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Oct 12, 2009 - 21 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

What to do with recaito (cilantro/culantro/recao paste)

What can I cook with this Puerto Rican (?) recaito, aka "cilantro cooking base"? [more inside]
posted by k. on Sep 14, 2009 - 5 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

Installing a heatsink the right way

I'm installing a new CPU and motherboard into my friend's case. If I were installing it for myself, I'd slap the thing together and see if it worked but since the computer does not belong to me I'm going to try to be more careful. The CPU is a boxed Intel E5200 and the motherboard is a cheap ASUS. As I understand it the E5200 is going to have pre-applied thermal interface material, a.k.a. thermal grease, on it and all I'll have to do is pull the tape off and put the heat sink on. Right? Also, if anyone has any tricks to gracefully seating the heat sink I'd love to hear them.
posted by rdr on Mar 24, 2009 - 3 answers

I don't read so good. Help me read gooder.

OSX application for displaying text as one line and scrolling it sideways - like a news ticker? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Nov 6, 2008 - 11 answers

Making Firefox Copy and Paste HTML Code?

Is there a Firefox extension — preferably a Firefox 2 extension — that will alter Firefox's copying behavior so that, when you copy something, it is copied to the clipboard (or pasted from the clipboard) as its HTML, instead of plain text? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Mar 27, 2008 - 4 answers

Please help me clean my trousers before the wife sees them

After a messy processor installation.... How can I remove spilt thermal paste from my best trousers?
posted by rumbletum on Aug 28, 2007 - 2 answers

Multiple Copy & Paste shortcut keys.

How can I have multiple Copy & Paste shortcut keys at the same time on Win. XP? [more inside]
posted by ndillon on Jun 27, 2007 - 4 answers

how to wash out flour?

How do I wash flour out of my towels? [more inside]
posted by iloveit on Jan 18, 2007 - 13 answers

MacOSX: Pasting text when edit menu is disabled?

Mac OS X: Is there any way to paste text when a program disables the edit menu? With Quicksilver, maybe? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Jun 5, 2006 - 19 answers

Copy and paste in XP: Why not?

Help us get rid of this Copy/Paste problem we're having in Windows XP Pro // SP2! [more inside]
posted by beaucoupkevin on Jun 5, 2006 - 11 answers

CPU heat epoxy solvent?

How can I de-epoxy my P4 from its heatsink? [more inside]
posted by ChasFile on Dec 2, 2005 - 7 answers

things fall apart

I need to be gluing paper to paper for long lasting results. Please help me find a glue that will not let go! [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Nov 21, 2005 - 25 answers

Why is Microsoft Word pasting a thousand pages of copied text?

I'm asking on behalf of a fellow law student who is having a big, fat laptop problem as we fast approach the zero our for our finals. She copies some lines of text in Microsoft Word. When she pastes them, Word pastes literally a thousand pages of the same lines of text into the document. This isn't happening in any other programs, but her computer does seem to be running pretty hot for no reason that we can discern. What the hell is going on? [more inside]
posted by jennyb on Apr 26, 2005 - 7 answers

Guava Paste

What can I do with guava paste? [more inside]
posted by painquale on Jan 20, 2005 - 14 answers

How can I tube this paste?

I want to take a food product with a paste-like consistancy and put it in a tube. Is there any way to do this from home, on a small to medium scale? [more inside]
posted by puke & cry on Jan 18, 2005 - 16 answers

Why does pasting excel charts into word cause the word file to become gigantic?

Is there a way to cut'n'paste charts from Excel into Word, without generating huge Word files? I've tried varieties of paste, 'paste special,' and so on, and I can't figure out why an Excel file of charts that's several hundred KB, always turns into a Word file that's at least several MB. I guess I'm missing something obvious, but have no idea what it is.
posted by carter on Jun 24, 2004 - 8 answers

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