I don't manage to copy a cell (or part of it) from a notebook and paste it somewhere else (example, in the internet search bar). I tried to change the style of the cell but the result didn't change.

Do I have to change something in my settings/preference of Mathematica?

N.B. I work on a Linux Ubuntu OS.

  • $\begingroup$ Edit -> Copy As -> Plain Text? $\endgroup$ – MelaGo Aug 27 '19 at 19:51
  • $\begingroup$ @Melago. It doesn't solve. I discovered that my issue is not featured in all notebooks. In some of them the standard cut and paste (or equivalently the MelaGo's trick) works, while in others doesn't. $\endgroup$ – M. Marciani Aug 28 '19 at 9:16
  • $\begingroup$ Before copy and paste convert the cell to Raw InputForm $\endgroup$ – Bob Hanlon Sep 26 '19 at 17:29


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is an equation in one of my Mma files. Below you see the same formula copy-pasted into Word (Office 365).

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The only trick I used was to select the image after pasting, right-click and to choose "Professional" from the drop-down menu. If it is OK for you, try this.

Have fun!

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. However I don't want to copy the image of cell in its enriched fashon. I want to copy the text in raw cell. If in the cell I have f[x_]:=2^x , what I want is simply to be able to copy this string as it is in, say, the internet search bar. $\endgroup$ – M. Marciani Aug 27 '19 at 15:27
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe converting to TeXForm and do a post-processing? $\endgroup$ – mgamer Jan 24 at 17:06

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