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Unable to paste into a text field

Question asked by TomNelson on Dec 1, 2012
Latest reply on Dec 7, 2012 by disabled_ntaylor


Unable to paste into a text field


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

Mac OS X 10.6.8

Description of the issue

Simple pasting of text does not work in my copy of FMP 10.0.2. Typically I'm pasting short snippets like tracking numbers or addresses from a web page or another application. Neither Paste nor Paste Text Only works, and neither the keyboard shortcut nor the menu commands are effective. I CAN copy from FMP and paste the text into other applications.

Steps to reproduce the problem

1. Select and copy text from another application
2. Paste into a text field in FMP with cmd-V, shift-opt-cmd-V, or by choosing one of the paste commands from the Edit menu
3. Tear hair in frustration

Expected result

Either styled or unstyled text should appear in the text field

Actual result

nothing happens

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear



Type text in by hand