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Microsoft Live Clipboard and genealogy
16 March 2006 17:07

John Udell writes today about Microsoft "Live Clipboard", and the idea is very compelling. Being able to cut/copy/paste between desktop apps and objects on web pages and having it all do "the right thing" is very compelling.

Of course I have to put the genealogy spin on things. I'd like to be able to go to a site that lets me browse pedigrees and copy and paste individuals (or whole trees for that matter) into my desktop record manager, be it PAF, Legacy, Roots Magic or whatever. I'd like to be able to go to the LDS Church's new microfilm image delivery system and able to copy and paste images as sources into my desktop record manager (without having to right-click, Save image as, etc., etc. What about GEDCOM upload/download? Well, that could be happening in the background, but the cut/copy/paste comes much more naturally to me, and, I'd wager, to a lot of folks.


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