Topic: Using VEDIT to Modify Windows Clipboard (1 of 1), Read 251 times
Conf: VEDIT User Applications
From: Deleted User
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 1999 11:22 AM

In a posting under the "VEDIT Macro Library" category, I described my macro QUOTE.VDM. One interesting feature of this macro is that in its common usage, one never even sees the VEDIT screen (in fact, I wish I could make VEDIT run minimized so that I would really see nothing and only hear the beep when the macro is finished doing its work).

The macro takes the text in the Windows clipboard, reformats it in the way I like as a quotation for inclusion in an email message, puts the result back into the clipboard, and finally exits from VEDIT. I have a shortcut on the desktop to invoke the macro.

In normal use, I go to the window with the email message I'm reading, select just the text I want to quote, and copy it to the clipboard. Then I double click my "Quote" shortcut, wait until I hear the beep from VEDIT, switch to the window where I'm composing my reply message, and paste from the clipboard.

The macro can be downloaded from