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Windows 7: Can't copy & paste--any other way?

28 Dec 2009   #1
Jambe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Can't copy & paste--any other way?

If you open "Control Panel > All Control Panel Items" you can not capture what is on the screen using Ctrl-C.

Is there any other method one can use to get the screen information into a text format? (No scanner)

Actually I am trying to get a printout of the long list of administrative maintenance actions--Action Center (15), Administrative tools (9), AutoPlay (3), etc.
(C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}) but the control panel example above works the same way and not everyone has this shortcut.)


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28 Dec 2009   #2
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

What about using the Snipping tool.
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28 Dec 2009   #3
Jambe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Being a Windows 7 newbie, I have never used the Snipping tool. Guess I had better learn how it works.
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28 Dec 2009   #4
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

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28 Dec 2009   #5
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jambe View Post
If you open "Control Panel > All Control Panel Items" you can not capture what is on the screen using Ctrl-C.

Is there any other method one can use to get the screen information into a text format? (No scanner)

Actually I am trying to get a printout of the long list of administrative maintenance actions--Action Center (15), Administrative tools (9), AutoPlay (3), etc.
(C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}) but the control panel example above works the same way and not everyone has this shortcut.)
If you're used to XP, did you try shift+printscreen?
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28 Dec 2009   #6
Jambe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Okay, I learned how to use the Snipping tool. Unfortunately, it only produces a .png picture and what I need is a way to get editable text into Word. Did I miss something?
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29 Dec 2009   #7
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

It produces more than .png files. Choose the type of file when you save it.
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29 Dec 2009   #8
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Copying text or imaging dumping?

If the latter, i know of one tool that can do any size dumps, all you do is move you mouse cursor over the image,screen. Your Alt+PrtSc/ PrtSc will be history.
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29 Dec 2009   #9
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Have you tried highlighting the the text, then drag and drop onto wordpad/notepad?
Save as .txt and you will be able to open it later as text format.
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29 Dec 2009   #10
Jambe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

MacGyvr: Yes, I see that it will save different formats, but they are all images, no text.
aem: I am interested only in copying text, not images.
domii123: I cannot drag and drop the text.

Thanks for trying to help, but I guess this is not possible. I will have to use the snipping tool to create images and then find someone with a scanner and OCR software.
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