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Sending formatted text from script to clipboard

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Hello,

I'm trying to create a simple GUI that helps me in properly formatting text according to the Chicago manual of style.

It gives a screen with input fields, like author, title of the book, publisher and so on. The goal is to fill in the required fields, select the output type (like a book for footnote, or an article from a magazine from a website) and then run some code to generate a ready-to-paste-in-my-thesis-string.

If you take the example of a book for a footnote, the title of the book has to be written in italic. So, my script, after pressing the process-button, creates the entire string and then has to use some way of setting the book title to italic before sending it to the clipboard.

Can that be done? Can I format text in the clipboard or do something else that's both smart and working? I've been searching on the forum, but couldn't find a conclusive answer.

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The method of marking up fonts and attributes for text differs wildly depending on what application is displaying the text. One way might be to create RichTextEdit control and format the text there before copy/paste. The RTF format produced is recognized by most other apps for import.

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The method of marking up fonts and attributes for text differs wildly depending on what application is displaying the text. One way might be to create RichTextEdit control and format the text there before copy/paste. The RTF format produced is recognized by most other apps for import.

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Sounds good. I'm going to check it out, and I'll post the results. Thanks!

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