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A special thanks goes to everyone's favorite Photos/HTML expert, Bob Bull (Bobal), who originally posted this helpful tip.

How To Copy, Paste and Cut (Move) Text

The best thing that you can do for yourself is to learn how to copy and paste, then practice it until you are good at it.It is a particularly useful tool when typing long, complicated striings of text such as URLs. There is no room for error when you copy, instead of manually type, the text.

To copy and paste using the mouse:

  • Put the mouse at the beginning of what you want to copy and click the left mouse button, holding it down while you drag over the section.
  • Drag across or down. After you have everything highlighted that you want copied, release the mouse button.
  • If you goof, click the mouse button once to unhighlight and then you can try again.
  • While the text is highlighted, hold down the Ctrl key and hit the letter "C".
  • This copies the highlighted part to an invisible clipboard.
  • Now go to where you want to paste the text.
  • Put the cursor on that spot by clicking the left mouse button once.
  • Now hold down the Ctrl key and hit the letter "V" to paste what you copied.
  • You can copy the information on the clipboard as many times as necessary.
  • The copied information will remain on the clipboard until you copy something else (which will replace it).

To cut (move) using the mouse:

  • If you want to move text from one place to another, highlight the text.
  • Then hold down the Ctrl key and hit the letter "X".
  • Click on the location where you want the text moved.
  • Hold down the Ctrl key and hit the letter "V" to paste it into the new location.
  • (This cuts it from the original location, copies it to the invisible clipboard and then pastes it into the new location.)

To use the keyboard to highlight:

  • Another quick tip to make life easier is learning how to use the keyboard to highlight things.
  • Put the cursor at the beginning of what you want to copy by clicking there once with the left mouse button.
  • Now hold down the Shift key and use either the arrow keys, the Home key or the End key to highlight.
  • The arrow keys are self explanatory. (Go ahead and give it a try!)
  • Holding down the Shift key and then hitting the Home key will highlight from the cursor to the beginning of a line.
  • Holding down the Shift key and then hitting the End key will highlight from the cursor to the end of a line.
  • You then Copy, Paste and Cut using the same method:
    Ctrl + C = Copy
    Ctrl + V = Paste
    Ctrl + X = Cut (Move)

To use the mouse to Copy, Paste and Cut (Move):

  • Highlight the text as explained above.
  • Then click the right mouse button.
  • Select the desired function (Cut, Copy or Paste)

You can practice your new copying/pasting/cutting skills at Jay's RanchoWeb Practice Board.

 

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