[BioC] Copying text from www.bioconductor.org web pages?

Steven McKinney smckinney at bccrc.ca
Wed Jun 28 16:10:51 CEST 2006

For IE, this is a bit of a hack, and not a true fix,
but I was able to get the grey box text 
by placing my mouse cursor on the text
a few letters or words before the grey box, 
then drag across the box to some word just after the

Paste into your favorite editor, then clean up
any leading or trailing cruft.

Steven McKinney

Molecular Oncology and Breast Cancer Program
British Columbia Cancer Research Centre

smckinney at bccrc.ca

-----Original Message-----
From: bioconductor-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch on behalf of Saroj Mohapatra
Sent: Tue 6/27/2006 11:54 AM
To: Earl F. Glynn
Cc: bioconductor at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: [BioC] Copying text from www.bioconductor.org web pages?
> Or is this some sort of problem with IE?

I used FireFox under Linux to copy the text (Edit->copy) and pasted 
(Edit-> paste) to a text-editor.


Earl F. Glynn wrote:
> What's the trick to copying selected text from the www.bioconductor.org web
> page?
> For example, if I want to copy the block "Citing Bioconductor" info from
> http://www.bioconductor.org/docs/faq/index.html#Citing%20Bioconductor
> there doesn't seem to be a way to copy it, or even just the URL to  go to
> that page.
> If I want to install Bioconductor packages using the R statements on this
> page
> http://www.bioconductor.org/download/
> there doesn't seem to be a way to copy the statements and paste them into R.
> The "source" and "biocLite()" statements might as well be a graphic, since I
> must manually enter them into R.  The last two times I've installed
> BioConductor on a new PC I went to that page and then had to manually type
> the statements since I could not copy them.
> How can I copy text from www.bioconductor.org without using Select All and
> pasting somewhere else before selecting the text I want?
> Or is this some sort of problem with IE?
> efg
> Earl F. Glynn
> Bioinformatics
> Stowers Institute
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