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Copy With Syntax Highlighting not work with Keynote/Pages #21686

othree opened this issue Mar 2, 2017 · 6 comments

Copy With Syntax Highlighting not work with Keynote/Pages #21686

othree opened this issue Mar 2, 2017 · 6 comments


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@othree othree commented Mar 2, 2017

  • VSCode Version: 1.10.1
  • OS Version: macOS 10.12.3

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Use command+shit+p and execute copy with syntax highlighting
  2. Paste to Keynote

Expect Result: Paste code block with style to Keynote

Actual Result: Paste plain text to Keynote

If I paste to MS Word first, copy from Word. Then paste to Keynote.
Then the style of code is correct.

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@mjbvz mjbvz commented Mar 2, 2017

I confirmed this

Pages and keynote may not support pasting html content . I suspect that copying code from Word works because Word copies RTF text to the clipboard in addition to html content. It seems to me that this RTF text is what Pages and Keynote are looking for

@rebornix rebornix mentioned this issue Mar 6, 2017
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@rebornix rebornix commented Mar 13, 2017

For short, we can't do this with current design at this moment.

The long reason is that all our copy and paste stuff (and type, screen reader, etc) relies on HTML Dom. We listen to Copy/Paste events on textarea and we access the clipboard through the events. It's the browser (Chromium in our case) who handles all the clipboard work for us. If Chromium doesn't set HTML content in the system clipboard reasonably, then we can't.

As @mjbvz mentioned above, Word may set RTF text to system clipboard through some native API. If we want to do the same thing, we may need some nodejs power to access clipboard.

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@nitish24p nitish24p commented Feb 28, 2018

Anyone found a work around this? still seem to be facing this issue

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@ch-hans-chen ch-hans-chen commented Sep 28, 2018

Anyone found a work around this? still seem to be facing this issue

You can try to copy code block as html format onto Apple's then re-copy to keynote. The will translate into RTF format for you. Hope this help. reference

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@nitish24p nitish24p commented Sep 29, 2018

Yes i did that back then and it worked

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