Cannot copy coded segment in the smart coding tool

29.04.2021, 09:34

I want to report a possible bug with not being able to copy coded segments to clipboard in the smart coding tool

To reproduce:
    open smart coding tool
    double click a text segment on the right pane
    select a part of the text
    right mouse click for the context menu and choose "copy" or Ctrl+C
    try to paste

Even there is option to copy text it does not work.
Copying text does work in document browser and pasting even inserts the standard location designation in brackets (document, paragraph). So adding a coding example within smart coding tool is a pain since you have to type it manually or quitting the tool and then trying to get back to your position. Also I wonder if pasting as plain text is possible, as you can see in the video below pasting retains formatting.

Video and support zip:
Cannot copy coded segment to clipboard in the smart coding tool
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Version: MAXQDA 2020
System: Windows 10
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Re: Cannot copy coded segment in the smart coding tool

04.05.2021, 08:30

Hi Alexandr,

Thank you for posting here. Our testers are now investigating this issue closely. If you want to stay updated about the troubleshooting and get a special version with the fix (should the bug be confirmed), then please contact us via sending is a ticket here:

This way we are able to stay in direct communication with you. We'll update this post accordingly too, once the solution is available.

With best regards

MAXQDA Support Team
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