Does anybody knows how to copy threads in a word document?

Discussion in 'General Science & Technology' started by entelecheia, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. entelecheia Registered Senior Member

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    Hi

    There are interesting threads i would like to copy in word, to send them to my email and finally download in my tablet.
    Is a Woo, Comet. I think its memory is short. Works slowly, often cant download some e-pages.
     
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  3. kwhilborn Banned Banned

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    Can you not simply highlight the text, right click on it and click copy (or Control-C), and then paste (Control-V) the document into the email of your choice?

    Unsure what you wish to do. Copy threads from this forum? Copy threads you already have stored as a word document?

    It sounds like simply copying and pasting could do what you are asking.

    There are more technical solutions for things like trying to copy from a locked PDF which can be overcome by copying the document as an image, and then have Word extract the document from the image, etc. Your problem needs more detail.
     
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  5. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    I copy text from SciForums and paste it into MS Word files and both Outlook and MacMail messages. Never had a problem. But I'm storing them as MS Word files on my computer, not a tablet.

    If your tablet doesn't have the capacity to manipulate large files, then highlight smaller portions of the text and copy them into smaller e-mails. Then you will be able to copy them. It's more time and effort on your part, but it should work.
     
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  7. entelecheia Registered Senior Member

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    Ups!, sorry i forgot to mention i want to store the threads not as heavy files (without pictures, without all icons: reply to thread, reply with quote, entelecheia registed senior member, etc,:jawdrop

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    but as a simple word document.
    Because, i want to take advantage of space of my table's memory. Enjoy downloading lots of e-books.
     
  8. kwhilborn Banned Banned

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    Still not sure why you cannot use copy and paste. When copying into word you are given options of text only if that is how you wish to copy.
     
  9. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Ctrl-c here, followed by ctrl-v in a program like Notepad stores them as very "light" documents. You get some nonformatted junk like the message headers but they're easy to delete.
     
  10. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    I do a lot of what you're doing, both on the job (I'm a technical writer) and at home. All I can say is that whether a particular project costs you money or time, you only get what you pay for. If you want your resulting documents to be decent-looking, so that other people will appreciate reading them, you're going to have to spend a little time cleaning up each one individually.

    I always have to normalize the fonts and the spacing, at the very least. But once you get the hang of it, it only takes a minute or two unless it's a thirty-page graduate thesis that you probably shouldn't be copying anyway.
     
  11. KitemanSA Registered Senior Member

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    At NASASpaceFlight.org you can copy an entire thread with one click. Can that be done here?

    Quick update, I found "thread tools" at the top of the page which allows a print/copy ready formatting. That may be the answer entelecheia is looking for.
     
  12. kwhilborn Banned Banned

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    Not to my knowledge. I have never seen that before. I suppose it has its purposes.
     
  13. KitemanSA Registered Senior Member

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    Fyi
     

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