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Cut & paste into RTF memo fields

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  • Cut & paste into RTF memo fields

    I'm trying to develop a research archive of historical pictures and articles. I've already pretty much given up on A5 because the file size limit keeps me from having more than a few hundred graphics before choking. But it has been still useful for the text--until I upgraded to V4.5. Ever since I upgraded, I've been unable to cut and paste articles I've scanned and OCR'd into the RTF memo fields. Actually, for some reason, it will paste any italicized words in the text, but not the regular type. I can enter info manually, but some of these articles are very long,hence the scanning. I installed the recent patch to build 266, but that didn't help either. I bought the upgrade, hoping that the new version might handle graphics better, but now I'm even worse off. Do you have any suggestions? I have a PIII, 500MHz, Asus P2B-F mobo, 2 IBM Deskstar hard drives (totaling approx.60GB), 384MB RAM. I really would appreciate finding a solution.

    Don Bell

  • #2
    RE: Cut & paste into RTF memo fields


    Two things come to mind:

    1. After you upgraded A5 did you delete the ariel font and then bring it back from the recycle folder? Sounds strange to ask doesn't it. But if you did not do this, it will explain the italics font.

    2. I've cut and pasted with no problem into regular memo fields. With RTF, I think if you double click into the field, then select Edit/Import File (or similar) you can bring an entire file in. But cut and paste should work here also.

    Hope this helps.



    • #3
      RE: Cut & paste into RTF memo fields

      The trick for pictures is to use bitmap objects. Putting all the pictures in one FPT makes the file humungous. Search for the thread with "pointing a record to a .jpb"


      • #4
        RE: Cut & paste into RTF memo fields

        Thanks for the suggestion, but it didn't help. I tried it several times, but nothing.



        • #5
          RE: Cut & paste into RTF memo fields

          Hi Donald, I don't know what Alpha's limits are, but I have a larger file than that with jpeg pictures. All I have done is used an OLE field, and then use Windows Paintbrush as the program to reference the jpeg which is just kept in an ordinary folder on my main drive. Did I explain myself ok? Try it & see if it works for you.


          • #6
            RE: Cut & paste into RTF memo fields

            Actually, this thread was originated on my behalf months ago. I tried many of the suggestions, but couldn't get them to work. I got a graphics management program called Showcase that does a great job--not everything I need, but better than what I was getting with A5. It's the new problem with not being able to cut and paste into the RTF memo field that's really got me bothered.


            • #7
              RE: Cut & paste into RTF memo fields

              I discovered that I can cut & paste from Wordpad, but not from Word. This seems odd to me. And if I try to import the file as Rich Text, I have the same problem of only the italicized words pasting. At least I can continue to enter data, but this seems like a bug to me. Any solutions?