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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 23, 2016

Strip current line highlight from copy

When selecting source code from the LPEX editor, and then pasting that selection in certain applications such as Outlook or Word, the current line highlight is copied as well, and ends up being a dark blue background on the last line of the pasted text. this causes extra steps to either prevent the background from showing up, or correcting the results of the paste, or both.

This happens when you do not extend your selection to the empty line below your selection (if there is one). See the attached example of a block of code, selected with a mouse in stream mode, and pasted into MS Word.

Please strip out the codes that color the background of the current line.

Use Case:

See description.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Feb 2, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to suggest this enhancement to our product. Many of our product enhancements result from feedback from our customers, so your input is always very important to us. Although we can see the value of your requested enhancement, with competing priorities and available workarounds we do not have plans to address this request over the next 18 months. If after 18 months, this continues to be important for your business needs, please feel free to resubmit for reconsideration.
    The workarounds available for this scenario:
    1. Disable current line highlight as needed using Window -> Preferences -> LPEX Editor -> Controls. Uncheck the "Highlight current line" checkbox.
    2. Set the background color of the current line to grey by going to: Window -> Preferences -> LPEX Editor -> Appearance -> currentLine. Changing this preference avoids the problem of too-dark current lines in Word when text is copied and pasted.

  • Guest
    Nov 28, 2016

    Current line highlight can be disabled or enabled as needed from the LPEX Editor by going to:
    Window -> Preferences -> LPEX Editor -> Controls. Uncheck the "Highlight current line" checkbox
    Disabling will no longer highlight the line when copying source code.

  • Guest
    Nov 23, 2016

    Attachment (Description): This is what paste looks like in Word.