Copy/Paste Functions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by phantomjt, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. phantomjt macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2008
    Hi all I am a new Mac user - just switched from PC to Mac 3 days I'm trying to get a hang of everything.

    My question is about the copy and paste functionality of the Mac while using Safari. For some work I do, I need to copy and paste website content to word documents (for example, in PC, I would select all, copy, and paste into Word). I can do the same thing with Safari and Pages, yet when I am on a site with drop-down menus and have selected the item from the menu and try 'select all, copy and paste' with Safari & Pages, it copies ALL drop down menu options. I only want it to copy the one I've selected. Also, this site allows me to enter free-form text in text boxes, but the select all/copy/paste doesnt pick up the text I've entered either.

    Any way around this?
    Thanks in advance!
  2. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
    Maybe Firefox behaves the way you are used to and you need it to behave.
    Or is it essential that you use Safari for this task?
  3. phantomjt thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2008
    I've tried using both firefox and safari and the same problem occurs. Are there any other 'screen capture' type of programs/apps that may help me with this?

    Thanks again,

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