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How do I retrieve text from Clipboard?

  1. #1


    Eskimosound Guest

    How do I retrieve text from Clipboard?

    OK Heres the thing, I've been writitng a piece on a forum, its a list and
    I've lost half of it, but I know its on the clipboard somewhere about three
    or four cuts away.

    How do I retrieve that information in Vista?

    The computer has not been switched off since it happened....is there some
    software that will be able to find it?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    John Guest

    Re: How do I retrieve text from Clipboard?

    Usually you can Paste from the clipboard to a text document or other word
    processor document. Open a txt file and try Edit-Paste

    "Eskimosound" <Eskimosound@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:C0E44F29-25FD-467B-B769-04FE26441A76@xxxxxx

    > OK Heres the thing, I've been writitng a piece on a forum, its a list and
    > I've lost half of it, but I know its on the clipboard somewhere about
    > three
    > or four cuts away.
    >
    > How do I retrieve that information in Vista?
    >
    > The computer has not been switched off since it happened....is there some
    > software that will be able to find it?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Bob Guest

    Re: How do I retrieve text from Clipboard?

    AFAIK There is no way to retrieve anything other than the last thing you
    copied to the clipboard.

    "Eskimosound" <Eskimosound@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:C0E44F29-25FD-467B-B769-04FE26441A76@xxxxxx

    > OK Heres the thing, I've been writitng a piece on a forum, its a list and
    > I've lost half of it, but I know its on the clipboard somewhere about
    > three
    > or four cuts away.
    >
    > How do I retrieve that information in Vista?
    >
    > The computer has not been switched off since it happened....is there some
    > software that will be able to find it?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Eskimosound Guest

    Re: How do I retrieve text from Clipboard?

    I know it hold more than the last thing in the clipboard...you might not be
    able to retrieve it easily as you can only ever paste the last thing but its
    still there. Is there a way in Word to do it? I saw a trick in Office XP that
    could do it but unfortunately Office 2007 doesnt work the same....real pain!!!

    "Bob" wrote:

    > AFAIK There is no way to retrieve anything other than the last thing you
    > copied to the clipboard.
    >
    > "Eskimosound" <Eskimosound@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:C0E44F29-25FD-467B-B769-04FE26441A76@xxxxxx

    > > OK Heres the thing, I've been writitng a piece on a forum, its a list and
    > > I've lost half of it, but I know its on the clipboard somewhere about
    > > three
    > > or four cuts away.
    > >
    > > How do I retrieve that information in Vista?
    > >
    > > The computer has not been switched off since it happened....is there some
    > > software that will be able to find it?
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Wayne L Guest

    RE: How do I retrieve text from Clipboard?

    Eskimosound - If you are refering to Windows own clipboard, it holds only the
    last thing copied, even after a restart.
    However, I have discovered a handy, free mini-clipbaord that stores numerous
    items - URLs; text; etc. It retains these always, so far, in my own
    experience. It is better than the Sidebar gadget that only retains the last 5
    items and deletes the older items.

    This is something for the next generation of Windows to have. It's a
    timesaver!

    Download - http://www.luziusschneider.com/MultiClipBoardHome.htm
    --
    Wayne L


    "Eskimosound" wrote:

    > OK Heres the thing, I've been writitng a piece on a forum, its a list and
    > I've lost half of it, but I know its on the clipboard somewhere about three
    > or four cuts away.
    >
    > How do I retrieve that information in Vista?
    >
    > The computer has not been switched off since it happened....is there some
    > software that will be able to find it?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Dwarf Guest

    Re: How do I retrieve text from Clipboard?

    Hi Eskimosound,

    I think you are getting confused by the Windows clipboard and the Office
    clipboard. The Windows clipboard is only able to hold one item at a time -
    placing another item onto that clipboard replaces the item already there with
    no way of recovering the previous item. The Office clipboard is slightly
    different - this can hold upto 24 items at any one time, each of which can be
    accessed individually.
    Dwarf

    "Eskimosound" wrote:

    > I know it hold more than the last thing in the clipboard...you might not be
    > able to retrieve it easily as you can only ever paste the last thing but its
    > still there. Is there a way in Word to do it? I saw a trick in Office XP that
    > could do it but unfortunately Office 2007 doesnt work the same....real pain!!!
    >
    > "Bob" wrote:
    >

    > > AFAIK There is no way to retrieve anything other than the last thing you
    > > copied to the clipboard.
    > >
    > > "Eskimosound" <Eskimosound@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > > news:C0E44F29-25FD-467B-B769-04FE26441A76@xxxxxx

    > > > OK Heres the thing, I've been writitng a piece on a forum, its a list and
    > > > I've lost half of it, but I know its on the clipboard somewhere about
    > > > three
    > > > or four cuts away.
    > > >
    > > > How do I retrieve that information in Vista?
    > > >
    > > > The computer has not been switched off since it happened....is there some
    > > > software that will be able to find it?
    > >
    > >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    couronette Guest

    RE: How do I retrieve text from Clipboard?

    I hate to butt in however this old man needs HELP; I have a vista home
    premium with microsoft word processor: Twice when working on a long and
    important letter the text of the letter just disappeared. I have tried
    everything I can think of to replace or find it. Nothing works, the Title of
    the Document remains but nothing else. I need to know if the text can be
    restored or if the whole of the thing is lost???? I am ghiloni@xxxxxx

    "Eskimosound" wrote:

    > OK Heres the thing, I've been writitng a piece on a forum, its a list and
    > I've lost half of it, but I know its on the clipboard somewhere about three
    > or four cuts away.
    >
    > How do I retrieve that information in Vista?
    >
    > The computer has not been switched off since it happened....is there some
    > software that will be able to find it?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Dwarf Guest

    RE: How do I retrieve text from Clipboard?

    Hi,

    I had forgotten about this thread until the latest post, 3 months later! An
    alternative method, which I sometimes use especially on a post requiring a
    complex answer, is to use Notepad and enter the post there. You can save the
    post regularly, and when you have finished you merely copy the text into
    required location on the forum, or wherever. This has saved me a lot of
    re-writing in the past.
    Dwarf

    "couronette" wrote:

    > I hate to butt in however this old man needs HELP; I have a vista home
    > premium with microsoft word processor: Twice when working on a long and
    > important letter the text of the letter just disappeared. I have tried
    > everything I can think of to replace or find it. Nothing works, the Title of
    > the Document remains but nothing else. I need to know if the text can be
    > restored or if the whole of the thing is lost???? I am ghiloni@xxxxxx
    >
    > "Eskimosound" wrote:
    >

    > > OK Heres the thing, I've been writitng a piece on a forum, its a list and
    > > I've lost half of it, but I know its on the clipboard somewhere about three
    > > or four cuts away.
    > >
    > > How do I retrieve that information in Vista?
    > >
    > > The computer has not been switched off since it happened....is there some
    > > software that will be able to find it?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    RJB Guest

    Re: How do I retrieve text from Clipboard?

    To couronette question.

    I have never had that to happen to me, so not sure what exactly might be
    occurring here which is very strange.

    My Word 2k program is set to save the document every 5min. When the DOC is
    opened there's the backup in the document folder.

    Another way is to simply hit the save button which normally puts it into
    your Document folder unless you manually changed it by the Word program


    To Eskimosound below on his/her question..

    Right click and paste usually dumps the info or CTRL key and V key will
    paste also..

    BUT,, once you copy something .. then copy something else.. that first copy
    is gone in clipboard..

    --
    RJB


    "couronette" <couronette@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:A2C7362C-29C5-46F0-83C1-F1EAFCA6E6A8@xxxxxx

    >I hate to butt in however this old man needs HELP; I have a vista home
    > premium with microsoft word processor: Twice when working on a long and
    > important letter the text of the letter just disappeared. I have tried
    > everything I can think of to replace or find it. Nothing works, the Title
    > of
    > the Document remains but nothing else. I need to know if the text can be
    > restored or if the whole of the thing is lost???? I am
    > ghiloni@xxxxxx
    >
    > "Eskimosound" wrote:
    >

    >> OK Heres the thing, I've been writitng a piece on a forum, its a list and
    >> I've lost half of it, but I know its on the clipboard somewhere about
    >> three
    >> or four cuts away.
    >>
    >> How do I retrieve that information in Vista?
    >>
    >> The computer has not been switched off since it happened....is there some
    >> software that will be able to find it?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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