Cannot copy/paste text and images at the same time.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Misatran, May 24, 2008.

  1. Misatran macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2008
    Hi there,
    By chance, I found out that I cannot copy/paste text and images simultaneously from an application to another.
    I've tried to copy them from firefox, safari to Word and Pages, then copy from Word to pages, but only texts are copied.
    After an hour searching on the net, I realize that because the built-in clipboard of mac os x can only contains 1 kinds of format at a time, so either text or images can be copied, but not both.
    Then I tried testing some clipboard extenders for Mac: jumpcut, CopyPaste Pro, CopyPaste-X, PTHPasteBoard. But none of them provide the feature of simultaneous text+image copy.

    Is there any other software out there that provide this feature. I think this is a common issue to any computer user, so there must be a way to solve it.

    Please help me, thanks in advance.
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Really I never knew this, have you tried dragging and dropping.
  3. Misatran thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2008
  4. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    The clipboard can hold text and images at the same time. Your issue probably has more to do with how applications accept that data. I.e. I can copy a web page with images and text from Safari and paste into TextEdit and get it all. Works with Pages too (but not Word). It might also depend on the format of the image being copied and where it is present on the web page.
  5. Misatran thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2008
    I myself cannot do that, but you can do that, so the problem here may involve one or more conflicts between applications. The only solution here is to find which application rise that conflict. Do you know any clue to find out this?

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