cutting and pasting text in LyX document error

Joel Kulesza jkulesza at
Sat Nov 28 18:27:59 UTC 2020

On Sat, Nov 28, 2020 at 7:57 AM Richard Kimberly Heck <rikiheck at>

> On 11/28/20 4:50 AM, Wolfgang Engelmann wrote:
> > If I cut and paste text from literature in e.g. Jabref in a LyX
> > document I get this error
> > An error occurred while running:
> > python -tt $$s/scripts/ gnuhtml2latex
> > "Buffer_importStringMHQHEd.html" "Buffer_importStringMHQHEd.tex"
> >
> > Not important, since it includes the pasted text in spite of the warning.
> >
> > Just curious
> It looks as if what's copied from JabRef is HTML and LyX is trying to
> convert it to LaTeX for pasting.

I suspect this is correct.  As a JabRef user, copying (Ctrl-C) from the
preview results in HTML but it seems that right-click -> Copy will produce
something that is effectively plain text.  Why there is seemingly
dissimilar behavior between like commands is a mystery.

Hope this helps,
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