Cut and Paste Options

To

Action

See also

Highlight a word

Double-click on the word

 

Highlight a line

Move the cursor onto the line and press ( F8 )

 

Select all file content

Press ( Ctrl+A ) or select the Edit | Select All menu option

 

Copy a block

Highlight the lines of text to be copied and press ( Ctrl+C ), or select the Edit | Copy menu option

Move the cursor to the point at which to insert the text and press ( Ctrl+V ) or select the Edit | Paste menu option

 

Move a block

Highlight the lines of text to be moved and press ( Ctrl+X ), or select the Edit | Cut menu option; the selected text is removed from the page

Move the cursor to the point at which to insert the text and press ( Ctrl+V ) or select the Edit | Paste menu option

 

Delete a block

Highlight the lines of text to be deleted and press (Delete)

 

Delete a line

Press (Shift+F9) to delete the current line; the remaining lines close up

 

Paste special objects

Select the Edit | Paste Special menu option; the Paste Special dialog displays, listing the appropriate data type formats for pasting the copied object, as listed below:

Click on the Paste button to embed the data into your application, or click on the Paste Link button to create a link to the original file

Native Object Format

If available, this is the first format in the list box; you can edit data in this format using the original application, by double-clicking the object

Formatted Text

A text format; this option offers the most suitable format if the data is pasted from another text output application, as the font and formatting attributes are reproduced accurately

Unformatted Text

Another text format; this option pastes the text without retaining the formatting information

Picture Format

The data is available in Picture format; you can later edit the object, by double-clicking on it and invoking the Microsoft MS Draw application

This format is preferred over the Bitmap and the Device Independent Bitmap formats

Device Independent Bitmap and Regular Bitmap formats

The data is available in bitmap formats; you can later edit the object, by double-clicking on it and invoking the Microsoft MS Draw application

The editor converts these formats into the Picture format before calling the drawing application