Copy and paste from windows to mac

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by Brian Williams, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams

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    what is the best way for me to copy & paste from Windows to Word for Mac?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. constant

    constant

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    Are you copying from word in windows?
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  3. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams

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    No. I am trying to copy from a program that uses an MS Windows format but am attempting to copy into Mac Word.

    Thanks
     
  4. lem

    lem

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    Can someone answer this question? I'm having the same problem myself. I need to copy and paste from QuickBooks on my Windows Desktop into Word on my Mac OS.

    Thanks,

    Andy
     
  5. Phuong

    Phuong

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    there's not a way to do that quickly yet.
    i save the copied contents on a shared folder and open it from Finder
     
  6. Purplish

    Purplish Kilo Poster

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    Mine just works.
     
  7. Resolver

    Resolver

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    Hello ! I think copy /paste will work well and without problems once Parallels 3188 build installed and Parallels Tools are installed also...
     
  8. Purplish

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    Go into your windows application. Highlight the text that you want to copy. In the windows dropdown menu, select edit/copy.

    In the Mac application, say WORD, open the application. Position the cursor where you want to place the copied text. In the Word drop down menu, select edit/paste.
     
  9. lem

    lem

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    Thanks guys for the help guys!
     
  10. lem

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    That did not work. It just keeps copying and pasting whatever the last thing was that I copied in Mac.

    I need a solution soon, this is pretty vital to my business. I have to copy address's from quickbooks into Word on my Mac so that I can create envelopes. Its not just one envelope, its like 150 so copying and pasting is pretty necessary.

    Thanks,

    Andy
     
  11. David5000

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    Here is what I do:

    Go to Customers>Customer Center>. Select (highlight) Billing Address. Copy Billing Address with Control + C. Insert cursor in Word document and paste Billing Address with Command (Apple key) + V.

    If there is a way to display a list of all customer contact information/customer address book in QB, that can undoubtedly be exported to a .csv file you can open in OS X. I haven't had time to find that but if I do I will post it.

    David

    MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo, OS 10.4.9
    Parallels Desktop 3188
    Windows XP Pro SP 2
    QuickBooks 2007 for Windows
    Office 2004 for Mac
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2007
  12. Purplish

    Purplish Kilo Poster

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    This feature should work for you.

    I would recommend that you make sure you are on 3188. Then go into Windows add/remove programs. Then remove Parallels Tools.
    Reboot the VM. Now use the Parallels Actions dropdown menu to reinstall Parallels Tools. Carefully review any options that deal with copy/paste and make sure it is enabled.

    I don't have Quickbooks, but I tested copy/paste in Quicken and it works. You might try opening a notepad session in Windows and do a copy/paste from there to Mac. It could be an anomaly in Quickbooks.
     
  13. wesley

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    You know, I had this problem one day, and it went away after rebooting the VM. I still don't know what caused it to happen in the first place.
     
  14. slschramm

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    Copy Paste problem with MapPoint

    I'm having the same problems with copy/paste. I'm using Microsoft MapPoint in Windows XP, trying to use the "copy map" function to copy the map into my Mac version of PowerPoint. No dice. MapPoint tells me I have a large amount of data posted to the clipboard, but nothing comes through when I try to copy it to my Mac system. In both Parallels Tools and Powerpoint for Mac, the clipboard shows empty.

    I'm using: Parallels build 3188
    Windows XP SP2
    OSX 10.4.9
    iMac 20" 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
    512MB memory reserved for VM

    I tried the suggestion of uninstalling, then re-installing Parallels tools and that did not help.
     

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