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xx copy paste rather than drag a doc?
« Thread started on: Feb 2nd, 2017, 3:27pm »

hi Tom,

is it possible to copy/paste a doc into a stickie rather than having to drag it?
ie right click mouse action

if im using it on just a laptop screen it can be quite tricky to drag to a stickie

many thanks
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xx Re: copy paste rather than drag a doc?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 2nd, 2017, 4:31pm »

I'm assuming that you want to copy and paste a link to the document (and not the contents of the document) in a stickie without dragging the document.

Here's one way.

There's a .txt document on my desktop called turbo.txt.
Hover over the document until you see it highlighted. Hold down shift key, do a mouse right-click and choose "Copy as path". Then paste that path into a sticky --
"C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\turbo.txt"
Remove the quotation marks and replace C:\ by file:// --
file://Users\Owner\Desktop\turbo.txt

A change of color will indicate that the path has turned into a clickable link.

I think there's also a way to do this using Windows Explorer.

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« Reply #2 on: Feb 3rd, 2017, 08:58am »

brilliant! smiley
many thanks again Cynthia

nb: I didn't even have to alter the copied link - just pasted it into the 'add url' field in stickies smiley
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 3rd, 2017, 6:24pm »

You mean that you added the path to the address field of the insert link dialog? Good for you. I couldn't get that to work in Win 7 pro. It turns into a link, but when I double-click it, Google opens in Chrome.

When you copied the path, there were no quotation marks?

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« Reply #4 on: Feb 4th, 2017, 11:19am »

exactly 😃 using win 7 too
...I didn't check about the quotes sorry
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 8th, 2017, 11:15am »

hi Cynthia,

I just checked what it pastes into the copied address field for insert link - it does have quotes around the path, and noticed that it doesn't add the 'file' text that I thought it needed :/
....but seems to work very well smiley

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