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Old 07-20-2013, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas nv
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Hi everyone.
Have a really basic question RE: emails.

I wish to take one email (not its attached
Reply) and transfer to a flash drive. It has
A PDF attachment.

I tried copying the email to the desk top
To then transfer to the flash (also tried to copy
To a word doc which messed up PDF format)

I select what I want (even select all)
But when I return to desktop there is
No active paste or copy option.

Right click to select & right click to return
To desktop - lost the copied info.

Can someone drop a quick answer, please
Have no idea why can't get this one!

Thanks
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:23 AM
 
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Which email program are you using?

It's not very clear what you're trying to do here becsue you say you don't . If you're using Windows Live you can highlight the email and then under File(which might not be viewable) you can select "Save As" nut that is going to save the whole thing including the attachment.

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I tried copying the email to the desk top
To then transfer to the flash (also tried to copy
To a word doc which messed up PDF format)
Explain? Are you trying to save the email text, the PDF or both?

Quote:

I select what I want (even select all)
But when I return to desktop there is
No active paste or copy option.
If you selected just text when you right click you'll have option for new text document. You can just paste it in that but you lose all the information in the email like the headers and attachments.
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas nv
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Thanks coalman!
I am using gmail. I know people don't like
It. Took a basic how to class & teacher wouldn't
Deal w/it.

I am trying to save text & PDF attachment.
Select whole thing, but when I go to paste
It there isn't anything to paste (paste options
Grayed out).
Think I'm losing it when I right click the
Email closed.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:00 PM
 
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The body of the email is text, not a PDF?

Why are you closing the email when you copy/paste? There's no reason to do so.

Here's some text from an email in my Gmail inbox:

Organized into categories
You choose from five optional tabs: Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates and Forums. These categories make it easy to read messages of the same type all at once.

I used ctrl/c ctrl/v to copy/paste.

Here it is again. I logged out of the Gmail account and closed the tab it was on. Still works.

Organized into categories
You choose from five optional tabs: Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates and Forums. These categories make it easy to read messages of the same type all at once.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas nv
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Thanks again, tek!!!
Not @ computer now but am laughing.
Never really did much w/email until I bought
A condo in LV. now it's just frustrating.

Wa trying to put it "in copy" using touch
Pad & it wouldn't stay in there!
Checked MS forums too but they are all about
Outlook or gmail apps.
Did copy to a word doc but this messed up
Formatting of PDF attachment.

Will try it.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:08 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I don't think there's a way to save your emails onto your local drive from gmail.
Instead of cut-n-paste, you can simply print the email to a PDF or xps file on you local drive. However that won't save your attachment ... you'll have to save the attachment separately.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:02 AM
 
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Originally Posted by localinsight View Post

I am trying to save text & PDF attachment.
.
Seems you're trying to do two things at once. The text in the email you can copy and paste how I told you before or Tek pointed out.

As far as the PDF save the attachment, you need to convert this to something other than PDF?
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:20 AM
 
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Saving a PDF attachment, even from Gmail, can be done by opening the attachment then saving it to the local drive, or wherever you want it.
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