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MacBook is a visually stunning gorgeous piece of hardware which makes its software issues all the more so heartbreaking. It’s the equivalent of a very beautiful girl belching aloud in public.
I’ve previously written here about the kind of problems the Mac-native browser Safari has with some Google functionalities that I use on a regular bases (like Google Documents, and Google Pages).
Yesterday I was dismayed to discover yet another MacBook dysfunction, this one much more serious than the Google incompatibility issue.
It is hard to believe but…
If you copy text from your word document, MacBook will NOT allow you to paste it into either your e-mail message or any Google Document file!
The only way you can send that text is to save it as a separate file and then ATTACH it to your e-mail, or just type the whole thing the good-old fashioned way. (I hope, unlike me, you are fast typist.)
I still find that hard to believe… such a glaring shortcoming, and yet, MacBooks are still selling like hotcakes.
I’m praying I’m wrong and that I just missed a very simple setting that will eventually set everything right.
But I tried it both with Safari and Firefox and both don’t work. If you copy from a file on your machine, you cannot paste it into your e-mail window.
I have no idea what to make of that but if I cannot fix it one way or the other, I think I am returning my beautiful MacBook back to the store and order myself the new DELL UBUNTU lap top. At least I know most of the things that can go wrong on an UBUNTU system and copy-paste function is not one of them.
After talking with Mac people, it became apparent that the copy-paste does not woth with OPEN OFFICE but it does with MS Word.