How to cut/copy y2k articles with .asp suffix : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I save a lot of the good y2k stuff for later ref. I don't have any problems with html files but .asp type do not want to cooperate with me. this site uses .asp files.

-- James (, January 31, 1999


I'd like to know more about how to cut and paste in general. When I give quotes from Y2K articles I've seen, I write the best parts down first and them type them in.

Are there any goods links I can go to about cut and paste techniques? I just got my computer in July.

-- Kevin (, January 31, 1999.

Hi Kevin; You, the expert linker, are you pulling our legs?

Simply HTML

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-- Leska (, January 31, 1999.

One trick *if* you Adobe Acrobat (the full version, not just the viewer) is to "print" the web-page to the "Distiller Assistant". This will result in a PDF file.

Some stuff just can't be saved as HTML.

-- Anonymous99 (, January 31, 1999.

To copy text of an atricle : select text by dragging mouse over it or edit:select all then edit:copy then open notepad or wordpad etc then edit:paste save as

or in netscape file:save as and you can save the entire html document

Now can anybody tell me how to do this on .asp site????

-- James (, January 31, 1999.

When I cut and paste from here or there or anywhere, I drag mouse over text while holding the left mouse button. Once I have my text selected I make sure the cursor is on some portion of the highlighted text and click the right mouse button and menu pops up again. I select "copy" (it copies it to your clipboard), then I place my cursor where I want to paste it and click the right mouse button again, little menu pops up and I select "paste".

-- Other Lisa (, January 31, 1999.


No, I'm not pulling your leg! I know how to do, January 31, 1999.


I know how to link, but not cut and paste. Thanks for the tip! It'll save me a lot of time in the future.

-- Kevin (, January 31, 1999.

Kevin, you use a Macintosh? So does Ed Yourdon :) :)
Cut and Paste commands are under the Edit menu.
The shortcuts are listed to the right.
Select the text desired by highlighting, then apply commands.
We got our iMac at end of August, and know how to use @ .00001 % of its features. Looking forward to learning more. Too much to learn and too little time! Pass along your discoveries. ;-)
Ashton & Leska in Cascadia, on Y2K overload

-- Leska (, January 31, 1999.


No, I'm just using a generic PC with Windows 98. I know how to highlight, but I don't know how to then put that highlighted article into a message on this forum.

-- Kevin (, January 31, 1999.

Guess this thread proves it...

"In many cases Mr. And Mrs. Adult Public, are being given investment, and critical decision-making advice from an 11 year old nerd, who has not even started to shave! A recent analysis of Y2K sites has shown that few dare reveal the true nature, expertise, qualifications, nor experience of the owner, nor contributors. If they did the audience would go away laughing! As it is many innocent people go away frightened, bewildered, and believing the end is nigh!" -Alan Simpson

The truth about Y2K

Read and learn, latecomers to Y2K

you people are not "players" in the realm that is Y2K since it is a Business/technical problem, not a social or political or religious problem!

read the fumble-thumb post and be honest with yourselves...

(and get a clue...just change the extension to .html to save--sheesh)

well, I'm off to whip up some snowstorms...


-- Mutha Nachu (, January 31, 1999.

It is a technical, then business problem, until the businesses go bankrupt because they thought/acted like the above ridiculer. After all the businesses faltering and the economy affected for the worse, then the problem is more obviously a social unrest problem. Y2K's systemic pervading quality will make the technical/business start simply the first sentence or footnote in history. Why do ppl have such trouble recognizing the implications of technical/business problems?

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-- Leska (, January 31, 1999.

"Mother Nature",

Now don't you go trying to fool *us*! That ain't nice...

I bought this generic PC in July 1998, but I bought my first computer in 1983. What does knowing how to cut and paste have to do with verifiable information? I've never claimed to be a computer programmer. I'm just someone concerned about my loved ones--now and in 2000. I read lot.

What are your qualifications? Here are some links I've turned up in my research recently. Do you care to dispute any of them?

Region's Y2K plan: Call out guard

National Guard is gearing up for year 2000

Chicago's concerns about utilities and embedded systems

Maybe we should worry

Video of a speech by Senator Bob Bennett on Y2K

Top Y2K news articles - January 25-29, 1999

January 1999 date-related failures

Open Letter to President Clinton by Peter de Jager

Troops bracing for massive New Year's deployment (Canada)

Oil production and embedded systems

Medicaire not likely to be compliant in time

Coast Guard and embedded systems problems

Chrysler and embedded systems problems

Assessing Y2K compliance at Fortune 500 companies

Is Social Security compliant?

American Red Cross Y2K page

Federal Emergency Management Agency Y2K page

National Guard Y2K page

Feds plan Y2K Spin Control

It's not nice to fool Brother and Sister preparer...

-- Kevin (, January 31, 1999.

Kevin, your mental prowess and helpful attitude is worth more than 1,000 computer whizzes. And you are a fast learner! Sorry I can't help with cut & paste on PCs. After working for IBM, then Apple in late 1980's, I became a very happy Mac convert. :-)

Cut & paste is very useful. Easy on a Mac.

Jon Miles knows all this type of thing. His eMail addy is:

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-- Leska (, January 31, 1999.

(I can't believe what I'm reading. But just in case this is not a joke--)

This applies to any PC clone -- I don't know from Macs. I don't know what an .asp file is either. Howsomever--

Whenever I can see text on the monitor, I've been able to copy it to the clipboard. (Exception: text embodied in an image.) Here's how.

From html or e-mail:

With the mouse, move the cursor to the beginning of the text to be copied.

Depress and hold the left mouse button.

Move ("drag") the cursor to the end of the text to be copied.

Release the left mouse button. The selected text will be highlighted.

There are two ways to place the selected text into the clipboard:

1) From the browser menu bar, click on Edit; in the dropdown menu, click on Copy.

2 )Depress the right mouse button. Slide the cursor down in the menu window that appears. When Copy is highlighted, release the right mouse button.

(This option is unavailable in Netscape 3.0.)

The text block selected is now in the clipboard.

Open the location where the selected text is to be placed (a word processor window or the browser address window.

Locate the cursor where the copied text is to be placed.

There are two ways to insert the text in the clipboard

1) From the browser menu bar, click on Edit; in the dropdown menu, click on Paste.

2)Depress the right mouse button. Slide the cursor down in the menu window that appears. When Paste/b> is highlighted, release the right mouse button.

From a .pdf file:

When the cursor is over any menu button, a brief identification of that button's function will appear. On the menu bar, find the button that allows text to be selected. Enable that function. Then proceed as above.

Murphy's Regret: Software manuals only become intelligible when you have learned how to use the program. Sigh.

-- Tom Carey (, February 01, 1999.

Bold off. Pobody's nerfect.

-- Tom Carey (, February 01, 1999.


Thanks. I was serious. When I've provided quotes from articles, I wrote down the best parts first and then typed them in.

It's a case of not having any good friends who happen to be computer literate. I have used computers at a few different jobs, but they had always been dedicated to one specific use or another. I bought my PC in July pretty much for one thing only: to surf the net to find out whatever it was I needed to know about Y2K to be prepared.

I had bought Ed's book in June.

-- Kevin (, February 01, 1999.

In some cases there will be no Edit, Copy menu item, but you can still copy to the clipboard with ctrl+c. Do this after selecting the current frame with ctrl+a. In some cases with asp, ctrl+a may not work, so you have to use mouse dragging and/or shift-selection. After alt+a, alt+c, then alt+tab to the Word app and paste in to a new doc with ctrl+v. In some cases the formatting will be preserved more accurately if you paste to a web-format document instead of a word- format document (paragraph spacing will be preserved). In other cases you may want to Edit, Paste special, Unformatted text, which removes font and link info.

-- Jon (, February 01, 1999.


I appreciate the help. Thank you.

-- Kevin (, February 01, 1999.

Corrected instructions on managing web documents with Word:

  1. Click in current frame or web browser page.
  2. Ctrl+a to Select All
  3. Ctrl+c to Copy to Clipboard
  4. Alt+Tab to flip to Word window
  5. Alt+f,n to start a New document, select Web Pages group of templates, Blank Web Page template, OK.
  6. Ctrl+v to paste in clipboard.
  7. Ctrl+s to save this document as HTML.
  8. Edit document, toss out fluff, add comments etc.
  9. Ctrl+s to save again.
  10. Alt+v, s to View HTML Source
  11. Select HTML part to post using mouse or shift-select (part between <BODY> and </BODY>).
  12. Ctrl+c to copy selected HTML to clipboard
  13. Alt+Tab to browser Window having thread to reply to.
  14. Ctrl+v to paste clipboard into Input text area.
  15. For long URLs: Place carriage return after opening anchor reference tag and before closing tag to avoid link split-up.
  16. Submit reply to post.

-- Jon (, February 01, 1999.

Kevin, if you have Windows 98, do you have Outlook Express? If so, when you exit out of it, minimize instead of closing it. When you copy a clip out of an article, click on Outlook Express. (Box should be visible at the bottom of your screen.) Click on Compose Message like you were going to send an e-mail. Paste message (using edit key) in the body part of the e-mail and minimize. It will be there for you to re-open at any time to get the information out. Opening Outlook Express when you are posting an answer does NOT erase what you have already written. Just another way you can do it.

-- Gayla Dunbar (, February 01, 1999.

M.N, Regarding Simpson's comments. Alan Simpson's site has gone downhill. Who in their right mind would base a life-changing decision on ONE web site that they knew nothing about? (which is what Simpson suggests mindless herds of people are now doing in droves with regards to Y2k). Well someone might, but if they did, then it would be because they wanted to make that decision anyway and were just looking for outside validation (e.g., "I believe in end times and the retribution of an angry God" "Oh Say! that Y2k thing sounds like this. Hmm....").

Newbies here don't have to be warned. They are responsible for being intelligent enough to sort through the information for themselves. Folks here say, "the link please?" because it's a service to each other.

Never has there been as much opportunity to validate things as there now is on the web; never has there been as much opportunity to put up so much garbage as there is now on the web. If people can't deal with free information and understand how and how not to use it, then they deserve what they get. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Duh. Motha Nachu says "Read the fumble-thumb post and be honest with yourselves"

BTW, I'm one of the 3 "fumble-thumb"s. :-) Now we are poster children for cluelessness! My 15 minutes of fame! Well Steve, Chuck, it was just one of those days (nights... REAL late at night). My hot links, which usually place fine, weren't, and my punchy mood wasn't helping. Wish you'd been here, I'm sure we would have all had a good giggle at ourselves. I never doubted for a minute you'd figure it out for yourselves later by looking at the source.

To be honest with you Mr. Nachu, I hide behind anonymous email, because I can't be bothered with spam. Identity? I am a network administrator and, like Kevin, bought my first computers in the early eighties (Mac, PC). This proves nothing, but it does take a little anon out of the nymity.

Furthermore I don't claim myself as an authority on anything Y2k, so why shouldn't I have the freedom to be anonymous? Some do tout themselves, so they are, and it is better that they present their credentials as they do (Yourdon), but no one is an authority on all of it. (Duh?) (Anything anyone says can be evaluated or discarded, anyway.) I am here to discuss and learn. I do say PREPARE because it is the LOGICAL thing to do.


An HTML jockey does not an awesome analytical mind make. (As Kevin - wise beyond his years - points out.) HTML is sort of a hybrid of script programming, desktop publishing, and word processing. I've barely scratched the surface of it (but it may not be all that deep). If ya study it a lot, ya get good at it. If ya don't, ya don't....

Works for me. But pobody's nerfect. Hee hee Tom, well said.

-- Debbie Spence (, February 01, 1999.

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