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Copying text into Gimp from outside of GIMP

Oct 28, 2013, 14:19
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Copying text into Gimp from outside of GIMP
I'm trying to copy editable text from a Word file into the text editor for GIMP. Before I upgraded to 2.8, this was possible, but now it seems not. I'm on 2.8.4 using OSX Mavericks on a Macbook Pro.

Any help? I'm a terrible speller and since GIMP doesn't support spellcheck, this was always my workaround.

Many thanks,
Terrible Speller
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Oct 28, 2013, 14:27
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RE: Copying text into Gimp from outside of GIMP
(Oct 28, 2013 14:22)ofnuts Wrote:  There are known problems with Mavericks and text input in Gimp (all versions), but I'm not sure they apply to cut/paste...

Thanks for the reply. This issue was actually already present prior to going to OSX Mavericks. I couldn't copy paste text into GIMP on OSX Mountain Lion either. The issue arose when I upgraded to GIMP 2.8.4. I just dealt with it because it was only a minor inconvenience, but I have a huge project that requires the import of a ton of text into GIMP which is going to kill my timeline. Sad I tried looking for the link to d/l 2.8.6 hoping a fix is in there, but I cannot seem to find it for Mac. Not available yet?
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Oct 28, 2013, 15:02 (This post was last modified: Oct 28, 2013 15:18 by Wreybies.)
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Smile RE: Copying text into Gimp from outside of GIMP
(Oct 28, 2013 14:51)ofnuts Wrote:  ...
This said, while in the text tool, you can right click on the text and get and context menu with the ability to paste the clipboard contents (since this isn't a keyboard shortcut it may work bit differently), or import the text from a file.
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Holy mother of Ganesh, that's it! Smile The paste option in the context menu after right clicking the text edit box let me paste the text! May Parbati hold you forever to her bosom. Wink

Thank you! Smile
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