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Mac Works: Long Text Strings Paste into Several Records

PSS ID Number: Q100385 Article last modified on 10-22-1998

3.0 4.0


The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Works for the Macintosh, versions 3.0, 4.0


In Microsoft Works for the Macintosh, when you paste text strings into a database field, the text may be broken into several smaller strings and pasted into several database field cells or records.


To correctly paste long text strings into database fields:

  1. Highlight the text string, and choose Copy from the Edit menu.
  2. Select the field cell where you want to paste the text string.
  3. Click the formula bar so that the cursor appears in the formula bar.
  4. From the Edit menu, choose Paste.


The copied text string will fall into different fields or record cells, depending on the way it is formatted. Tabs and double spaces between text will force the text into new fields. Carriage returns will force text into new records.

KBCategory: kbother KBSubcategory: macworkskb Additional reference words: 3.00 cells segment section copying mwksprb mwksdb 4.00 ====================================================================== Version : 3.0 4.0 Platform : MACINTOSH Issue type : kbprb ============================================================================= Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1998.