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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 7, 2019

RSS Messages Area - Need Copy/Paste formatted

I need the RSS message/log area window Ctrl-A... Copy... function to copy all text including formatting. It doesn't.
I can't paste it into Notepad into a readable format like it is in the Messages/Log area window.

Use Case:

I need the messages area to be able to select all(there today) but copy it formatted, like the message window shows.
I copy it and paste it to notepad, and it is one constant stream of text. No End Of Line or Return character is copied/pasted.
Basically, it is unreadable.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jun 12, 2020

    The RFE has been closed. It is not likely that we would implement this request, but if you would like us to reconsider, you'll need to submit another RFE.

  • Guest
    Mar 12, 2019

    Sorry, my account was somehow set to an invalid email address so I didn't get notified of the comments on this. I have updated it for going forward.

    I have tried pasting into TEXTPAD, UltraEdit as well. Nothing works. Haven't tried Word. I just tried it. Better than current format, for sure. Seems silly that we have to paste it to Word then copy/paste it again to something else though.

    Short term work around, ok, I can see the Word option.
    Long term, how about a preference choice for the text format in the RSS message format? HTML, Text, JSON, etc.

  • Guest
    Jan 10, 2019

    The RSS message area is copied as HTML. If you use an editor that can paste text as HTML formatted text, you will get the formatting as expected. Unfortunately, on Windows, neither notepad nor Wordpad have this capability. Microsoft Word is capable of this and the paste works as expected with all formatting. Is using a different editor an option for you?

  • Guest
    Jan 7, 2019

    Attachment (Use case): Shows what I get from copy/paste.