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Windows 7: Copy and Pasting Different Parts of Text - in one action

18 Dec 2014   #1
techlearner

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Copy and Pasting Different Parts of Text - in one action

I used to have this info...thought it was to hold down the left shift key or CTRL...doesn't seem to work. Google search was not fruitful.

In a body of text, if I want to copy just a sentence here and there, i.e. not the whole piece - and want to do this in one action...how is this done?



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18 Dec 2014   #2
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Hello techlearner,

You should be able to highlight a sentence then hold Ctrl while highlighting another sentence etc etc

See here for more info
15 ways to select text in a Word document - TechRepublic

For example:


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19 Dec 2014   #3
techlearner

windows 7 professional
 
 

Unfortunately the CTRL method does not work for me - I am in Windows 7, Mozilla Firefox. From my google searches, to copy and paste different sentences in a text (i.e. not a continuous block) seems to need some added software. I was hoping there would be a simple, straightforward method that I did not know about.
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19 Dec 2014   #4
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Highlight a sentence - FIRST > Then Press and Hold CTRL while you Highlight another sentence > Release CNTRL > Press and hold CTRL - Highlight another sentence > Release CTRL - Repeat for as many sentences as you want.

Im on Firefox in google searches and it works for me.
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19 Dec 2014   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
The problem is a webpage is not an open document and most is copy righted so websites do not enable allot of advanced copy features,
At best you can drag a left click across as much text as you can or want and copy that,
Then paste and edit out what you don't want,
Cheers.
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20 Dec 2014   #6
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

This is not exactly what you're looking for but I find triple-click useful. It selects all text for that line, ie until next linefeed (Enter).

The CTRL doesn't work for me either. Different behavior in FF and IE but doesn't work.
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22 Dec 2014   #7
techlearner

windows 7 professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
Highlight a sentence - FIRST > Then Press and Hold CTRL while you Highlight another sentence > Release CNTRL > Press and hold CTRL - Highlight another sentence > Release CTRL - Repeat for as many sentences as you want.

Im on Firefox in google searches and it works for me.
You don't say at what stage you click on copy. Tried it with various combinations of what you say here i.e. copy to begin with or just at the last stage....all I ever get is the last part I highlighted being pasted.
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22 Dec 2014   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Use Ctrl+C that will copy what ever is highlighted
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22 Dec 2014   #9
techlearner

windows 7 professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Use Ctrl+C that will copy what ever is highlighted
Still the same result, i.e. just the last copied sentence shows up when pasted.

Here is what I did...

Sentence 1 - highlighted then held down CTRL and pressed down C
repeated for 2 more isolated sentences...
then clicked on paste on mouse

just the last sentence appears

Also tried as above but, after CTRL clicking on copy on mouse...same result.

What am I doing wrong?

I see that Tookeri (in the above post) also found that CTRL did not work. This is why I started this thread, i.e. I knew about the CTRL facility but it does not work for me in Windows 7 and Mozilla Firefox.
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22 Dec 2014   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Right click the page and click on View source,
Then see what happens,
Cheers.
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