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Re: So, how does one 'cut and paste' part of an article into a post?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 12:12:36 PM »
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Just go in and highlight it with the left side of the mouse.  Then click on the highlight, then click on copy.  Go where you would like to post it and click the right side of the mouse and click past. 

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Re: So, how does one 'cut and paste' part of an article into a post?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 01:27:39 PM »
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A more detailed response... Once you've selected the text you want to copy, move the mouse cursor in front of the first letter of it. Then press the LEFT mouse button -- and hold it -- and move the mouse so that all the text you want is covered by the blue bar. (It may be other colors, but in Windows systems, it's generally blue.) When the text you want is highlighted, release the left mouse button; note that the text you selected remains in highlight (or reverse). Place your mouse cursor anywhere on the highlighted text, RIGHT-click once and release, and using the LEFT mouse button, select "Copy" from the menu that will appear. THE TEXT YOU SELECTED IS NOW ON YOUR VIRTUAL 'CLIPBOARD,' and it will remain there until you replace it with something else.

Next, navigate to the location where you want to use the text you copied. Feel free to switch between web pages, in and out of programs or apps, to and from email, whatever. The text you copied is on your OS clipboard (that is, your Windows or Mac or Linux clipboard), not your browser's clipboard. When you find the right spot, move the cursor to the place and RIGHT-click and release. This will place your blinking text cursor at the proper location and drop down the same menu box you saw before. Select and LEFT-click "Paste" and release. You will see your copied text inserted at the location you selected.

It sounds complicated at first. Practice makes perfect, and believe me, after a few tries (and maybe a few failures) you'll get onto it.
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