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Secondary clipboard

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This is three very simple macros, which implement a secondary clipboard. While not everyone would use it, I have found to be quite useful.

Example: I use Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V and Ctrl+X for the Windows clipboard, and map these macros in as Ctrl+Shift+C, Ctrl+Shift+V and Ctrl+Shift+X.


' Three simple macros to implement a secondary clipboard

' Global to act as clipboard
Dim g_lpszSecondClipBoard
g_lpszSecondClipBoard = ""
 
Sub SecondaryClipBoardCut() 
'DESCRIPTION: Performs a cut of current selection to a secondary clipboard.
 g_lpszSecondClipBoard = ActiveDocument.Selection.Text
 ActiveDocument.Selection.Text = "" 
End Sub
 
Sub SecondaryClipBoardCopy() 
'DESCRIPTION: Performs a copy of current selection to a secondary clipboard.
 g_lpszSecondClipBoard = ActiveDocument.Selection
End Sub
 
Sub SecondaryClipBoardPaste() 
'DESCRIPTION: Performs a paste of secondary clipboard to the current selection.
 ActiveDocument.Selection = g_lpszSecondClipBoard
End Sub



This article was originally published on August 7th, 1998

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