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horseback
01-24-2004, 04:53 PM
I just spent over six hours transcribing a very informative article about the P-39 in Soviet service, and was unable to paste it to this forum. I used arial fonts, no tabs, tried three different font sizes (8,10, 12) and got the usual "message field has a value" garbage. This never happened to me on the old forum setup, and it really ticks me off. Can UBI take a little time to either fix this or tell us how to get around it?

I'm a San Diego Chargers fan. I've taken enough abuse this year.

Cheers

horseback

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" -LTCOL Don Blakeslee, 4th FG CO, February 27th, 1944

horseback
01-24-2004, 04:53 PM
I just spent over six hours transcribing a very informative article about the P-39 in Soviet service, and was unable to paste it to this forum. I used arial fonts, no tabs, tried three different font sizes (8,10, 12) and got the usual "message field has a value" garbage. This never happened to me on the old forum setup, and it really ticks me off. Can UBI take a little time to either fix this or tell us how to get around it?

I'm a San Diego Chargers fan. I've taken enough abuse this year.

Cheers

horseback

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" -LTCOL Don Blakeslee, 4th FG CO, February 27th, 1944

tsisqua
01-24-2004, 06:30 PM
What document type are you trying to paste from? Have you tried pasting it into another type, like wordpad, or notepad, then bringing it in from there?

I would like to see the article, as I am a huge P-39 fan.

Good Luck,

Tsisqua

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Cajun76
01-24-2004, 08:12 PM
I've bumped our little unofficial froum posting thread. Here are a couple of excerpts:

willyvic:
Testing arial paste: arial narrow True Type.
Testing arial paste: arial black
Testing arial paste: arial

These three pasted, using notepad, without the error message.


Cpt-Madcowz:
I am pretty sure that Notepad doesn't preserve any formatting apart from line breaks.

It definately won't keep font or font size info.

(correct me if I'm wrong)

Personally I use EditPlus for all my text docs, it puts Notepad to shame, and then beats it.

Editplus is available from here:

http://www.editplus.com/


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Hopefully this can help you, horseback. I look forward to your acticle.

Good hunting,
Cajun76

Tully__
01-24-2004, 08:24 PM
It may help to save the file as a text only file in notepad, close it then re-open it to force the stripping of any non-printable characters. It the formatting characters that cause the problems, if you don't save it as a text only file then re-open it, some of the non-printables can survive the mulitple paste operations.

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horseback
01-25-2004, 01:35 AM
I found a fix, but it took jumping thru a lot of hoops.

1. I selected all (CTL A) and then copied it to Notepad.

2. I changed fonts to Arial Narrow. I then saved the Notepad file, and turned off my computer.

3. Turned the computer back on, copied (did not attach)the Notepad file onto an email I sent to a buddy asking him to send it back ASAP.

4. When I got the email, I again copied it to notepad with a different filename, changed fonts again, saved the file, and exited Notepad.

5. went to this forum, logged in , and clicked on Post a new topic.

6. Prayed.

7. Reopened the Notepad file, and copied and pasted it to the post.

8. Prayed.

9. It worked! But now I have to give up drinking and cussing, and go do missionary stuff, or God will take back my post (or, Heaven forfend, bring back Ryan Leaf).

Cheers

horseback

P.S. It woulda been easier, even here in Southern California, to find and sacrifice a virgin.

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" -LTCOL Don Blakeslee, 4th FG CO, February 27th, 1944