Thanks for reading my vent
by the way,Thanks for responding
Export Selected Browse Window text
Though I normally use the Popup Copy Window, I did experiment with the Browse Window ctrl-c exporting.
I have an XP system w/ BW7 and MSWord 2003. With the Export Option Flags for "Export Reference Stringe when Exporting Browse Text" and "Remove CRLFs when exporting Browse text" selected, the selected Browse window verses and Ctrl-C does export the reference and the verse texts as a single paragraph to MSWord.
In Vista w/ BW8 and MSWord 2007, the Export Options Flag "Remove CRLFs when exporting Browse text" does not seem to have an impact whether selected or unselected. Perhaps this was a slip in the transition to the BW8 Output Format Options. I'd suggest you write to firstname.lastname@example.org and describe the issue. Perhaps that "Remove CRLFs when exporting Browse text" should be removed from Option Flags and placed in the Output Format Options for Selected Browse Text.
Cutting on the dotted line
Isn't the idea with cut and paste, that what you cut is what you paste? Unless I use a 'paste special', most of the time I assume that what I cut will be pasted similarly. What you seem to be demanding is a "highlight and copy" that does not literally copy, but changes the formatting of the copy? I understand this may have been a convenient option in previous BW versions. But if I highlighted several paragraphs is one Word document, copied, and pasted them into another, I wouldn't expect them to be pasted as one paragraph.
So, really, should BW continue to support a bastardized copy and paste. You'll have to ask them.
So, you have two options,
--use another copy method that is supposed to copy a range of text, such as the Popup Copy Window or the Selected Browse Text copy (accessible via right-click in the Browse Window) See Help ch 50
--request BW to make functional the Tools/Option/Flags/Export Options/Remove CR/LFs when exporting Browse Text. I agree that if this worked as described, I think you could get what you want. It doesn't seem to work (see my post above). But I don't use that method. So I'll leave it for you to talk to email@example.com. I'm guessing that the programmers may choose to send everything to the previous export option.