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Chapter 4. Text Input > To rearrange text using the Clipboard:

To rearrange text using the Clipboard:

1.
Choose the Content tool.

2.
Highlight the text you want to move .

Figure 2. To move text, highlight it, then choose Edit > Cut.


3.
Choose Edit > Cut (Cmd-X/Ctrl-X) to place the highlighted text on the Clipboard and remove it from its current location.

or

Choose Edit > Copy (Cmd-C/Ctrl-C) to place a copy of the highlighted text on the Clipboard and leave the highlighted text in its current location.

4.
Click in a text box to create a new insertion point .

Figure 3. Click to create a new insertion point.


5.
Choose Edit > Paste (Cmd-V/Ctrl-V) . Smart Space takes care of adding spaces where needed (see page 176).

Figure 4. Choose Edit > Paste.


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The Clipboard can also be used to cut or copy a text box, picture box, line, or group when the Item tool is selected, or a picture if the Content tool is chosen. Paste using the same tool that was used to Cut or Copy—unless you want the item to be anchored (see page 181).


The Drag and Drop Text feature is used to move or copy text quickly without having to execute the Clipboard commands. You can drag-and-drop text within the same box or between linked boxes (a story), but not between unlinked boxes. This is a very handy feature for making quick copy-edits.

Note: In order to use the drag-and-drop feature, the Drag and Drop Text box has to be checked in Edit > Preferences > Preferences > Application–Interactive .

In the Mac OS only, if Drag and Drop Text is unchecked, you can still use the drag-and-drop feature using these keystrokes: Cmd-Control-drag to move the text or Cmd-Control-Shift-drag to move a copy of it.

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