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  1. Android Question

    Thread Starter

    I'm using a galaxy tab 2 and can't find any app that would allow me to copy a paragraph out of a Web page with its html formatting, such as colors.
    Thank you

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  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    There are no colors in HTML, there's text that specifies what color a web browser should display. If you paste the HTML into a web page and display that page in a web browser, you'll see the color. If you paste into a text app you'll see the HTML code.

    That's how HTML works, it has nothing to do with phones or Android. Copy a colored web page in your desktop browser and paste it into a Notepad document and you'll see the same thing - text and markup symbols.

    If you use what's called an HTML Editor as the app you're pasting into, its "display" view will show the colors. (I don't develop websites on a phone, so I don't know if there is such an app - I'm using the equivalent of a desktop, for which there are many such programs.)

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