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How it works
Copying and pasting plants as textSince the plants in PlantStudio are completely text-based, it's easy to send them over email simply by including the text describing the plant in an email message. You could do this by hand, but to make it easier, PlantStudio can copy and paste text versions of plants. To copy plants to the clipboard as text,
Select the plants in the main window.
Choose Copy To Text from the Edit menu.
In your word processor or email editor, choose Paste from the program's Edit menu. The plant will appear as a long series of lines describing all the plant parameters. Plants can have a variable number of lines depending on what 3D objects they have, but normally a plant will have at least 300 lines. To paste plants from the clipboard as text,
In your word processor or email reader, select the text that describes one or more plants and choose Copy from the program's Edit menu. Make sure you include all the text from the first line (which has the text "start PlantStudio plant" in it) to the last line (which has the text "end PlantStudio plant" in it). It doesn't matter if you include extra lines at the beginning and end.
In PlantStudio, choose Paste From Text from the Edit menu. If PlantStudio responds that there is a problem, go back and copy the whole plant(s) again. Tips on copying and pasting plants as text
Make sure your text editor doesn't add extra carriage returns (line breaks) to the text, because PlantStudio won't be able to understand the parameter values on long lines.
Pasting plants as text uses the same mechanism as reading plants from text files, so the same cautions that apply to editing plant files outside the program apply to editing plant specifications as text.
Updated: March 10, 1999. Questions/comments on site to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyright © 1998, 1999 Paul D. Fernhout & Cynthia F. Kurtz.