I use GMail with Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Vista. Sometimes when I receive an email message formatted in HTML, I want to copy the content into a new message and clean it up or edit it a little before forwarding it. Sometimes this works flawlessly, copying the fonts, font size, font colors, and pictures. But other times it doesn't work at all. When it doesn't work, it only copies the raw text and no pictures. I have experimented with different browsers, like Firefox, and my percentage of success seems about the same: most of the time it doesn't work, but sometimes it does. And this inconsistency sometimes happens in the same surfing session!
What is the key to understanding this issue? I have seen this question explored all over the internet with no concrete answers. Some say disable browser add-ons (doesn't make any difference) or empty the cache (doesn't help either).
I really want to be able to copy and paste HTML content from an email message into a new message. What is the secret to doing this??
I will not award points unless I am able to follow your advice and find success with it. Someone just sent me a nice email of Julie Andrews and her 69th birthday. She had rewritten the words to her "These Are A Few of My Favorite Things" song and it had a nice picture of her. The font was a cursive-looking font. I am not able to copy the text (with font) and her picture into a new message. WHY? Other times, with similar emails, I AM able to. This is driving me crazy. Please, some smart person out there, explain.