6. Clipboard utilities

Clicking on this button (or right-clicking in the text field next to it) displays a dialog box showing the contents of system clipboard.

Figure 8.1. The clipboard viewer dialog box
The clipboard viewer dialog box

The clipboard viewer indicates the format of the data found in the system clipboard: XML, Text or Image[14].

It's possible to switch from XML to Text and, if the text is a well-formed XML fragment, from Text to XML, the latter being useful when you copy XML fragments from a third party application.

[14] If both the plain text and image formats are available (e.g. MS-Word does this), the clipboard viewer indicates just Text.