Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Tyner, North Carolina, USA
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Add item to context menu (IE6)

    I am constantly copying stuff from Internet articles and then I have to open Word, etc. to paste and save the info.
    Would really like to be able to right-click and send to Word.
    Does anyone know the registry tweak for this operation?
    Thanks,
    Deb

  2. #2
    Silver Lounger Bruce K's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Phoenix, Arizona, USA
    Posts
    1,876
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Add item to context menu (IE6)

    Hi, Deb ~

    Just drag your Word shortcut into the Cocuments and SettingsYour UsernameSendTo folder if you are using XP or C:WindowsSendTo folder otherwise.

  3. #3
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Posts
    730
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Add item to context menu (IE6)

    An alternative that may suffice, is to highlight what you want copied, and drag it to Word. For this to work, Word has to be running. It's up to you whether to save after each copy, or not, but just leave Word running until you're done browsing & copying.
    <font face="Comic Sans MS" color="blue">TimOz</font>
    <img src=/S/flags/Finland.gif border=0 alt=Finland width=30 height=18> <img src=/S/flags/Australia.gif border=0 alt=Australia width=30 height=18>

  4. #4
    Uranium Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Los Angeles Area, California, USA
    Posts
    7,453
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Add item to context menu (IE6)

    Hi Deb:
    I do the same thing. I find it MUCH faster to have a clipboard extender that holds an unlimited number of items. Then, when you're done, open Word & paste everything at once. No switching back & forth. Personally, I use Smartboard 2000, which has been replaced by Smartboard XP. I don't recall how much it costs. There are other clipboard extenders, but I haven't tried them.

    If you do a lot of copying & pasting, that's the way to go.

  5. #5
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Posts
    730
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Add item to context menu (IE6)

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> Too obvious! You're solving the problem, not answering the question.
    <font face="Comic Sans MS" color="blue">TimOz</font>
    <img src=/S/flags/Finland.gif border=0 alt=Finland width=30 height=18> <img src=/S/flags/Australia.gif border=0 alt=Australia width=30 height=18>

  6. #6
    Gold Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Wardrobe Malfunction Junction, Derry
    Posts
    2,953
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Add item to context menu (IE6)

    Deb--

    Free Clipboard extenders that work--I've been using Pikey Basket for a good while and Yankee Clipper for a little while.

    Free--Yankee Clipper Plus III--Holds 200

    Free Pikey Basket
    Pikey Basket is a Windows Explorer shell extender that adds options to the right click context menu--you can paste, move, or select all the files you want. Existing items are not removed from the basket so they can be stored and moved to different folders when you want.

    Copy URL--helps you copy entries in the favorites folder to the clipboard--then paste into emails, html docs or other documents. Adds copy url, copy link, copy name to the shell context.

    Clip Clear
    Also---people forget that over time items copied to the clipboard--particularly if you work with a lot of visual/video or audio images can use memory if they accumulate on the clipboard over time.
    This will clear the clipboard and free memory.

    SMBP

  7. #7
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Tyner, North Carolina, USA
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Add item to context menu (IE6)

    Thanks everybody for your ideas--
    Bruce, I've used the SendTo before for Windows Explorer, but it doesn't seem to be available in Internet Explorer--unless you know how to put that on the context menu?
    TimOz, you've described basically what I'm doing now and it does work--just looking for a different way
    Phil & SMBP--clipboard extenders would do the trick, but I'm SOOO tired of installing little extra utility programs to do things that Windows should be able to do itself! Besides, sooner or later all that extra stuff crashes the PC.

    I did find an article from MSDN by searching google newsgroups, and I can get the right-click menu to add a "Send to Word" item, but it doesn't work. I know I'm missing something, but the article gets pretty complicated toward the end--if anyone can break it down into plain English or figure out the next step, I sure would appreciate it!
    I've attached the article (which I had to copy & paste into Word, of course)
    TIA,
    Deb
    Attached Files Attached Files

  8. #8
    Lounger
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    43
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Add item to context menu (IE6)

    Deb, try this script attached that Steve Yandle wrote similar to his IE Text Archiver .
    You select your text on a web page, right-clicking and choosing the script will automatically add the chosen text to a Word doc. Been using it 5 months now. It's saves a bunch of clicking. Unzip, there's also an uninstaller and a readme with instructions.
    Attached Files Attached Files

  9. #9
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Tyner, North Carolina, USA
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Add item to context menu (IE6)

    Thanks a bunch to Telo--it works like a charm! Just exactly what I was looking for.
    And thanks to everyone for spending your time working on my problem--
    God Bless,
    Deb

  10. #10
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Long Beach, California, USA
    Posts
    1,912
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Add item to context menu (IE6)

    I haven't looked at the article yet, but what you are describing is likely possible -- it will just take a little more than sticking "Send to Word" on the IE Context Menu.

    The best way to do this is to code the entire process out in Script, then embed the script into an HTML file. The HTML file needs to be placed in your %WinDir%Web folder and then the right-click context menu item simply points to that HTML file.

    Sounds easy, but the coding will take time -- more than I have right now!

  11. #11
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Long Beach, California, USA
    Posts
    1,912
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Add item to context menu (IE6)

    I forgot Steve had done that. That is exactly to what I was referring. Steve created an HTML file (ArchiveSelTxt.htm) with the Script (VBS) embedded in it. He then sticks that HTML file in the %WinDir%Web folder (Webfldr=Winfldr&"web") so that it is granted special privileges. Next, the right-click Context Menu item points to that HTML file.

    Boy I am glad I did not start to create this earlier today! ;-]

  12. #12
    Gold Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Wardrobe Malfunction Junction, Derry
    Posts
    2,953
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Add item to context menu (IE6)

    Deb--

    You might also get some ideas from Diane Poremsky's site including her article Send Link where sending a link can be tweaked and added to the rt. click context menu in IE several ways rather easily. Afraid until Microsoft sees the light and lets us design the next OS you're going to have to add those extra little utilities and tweaks unfortunately--also I want to turn you on to the 400 2 click tweaks and fixes available at
    Kelly's XP Korner--hit the <font color=blue>Tweaks Button on the Right</font color=blue> and check out <font color=blue>A to Z</font color=blue> as well.

    Good luck,

    SMBP

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •