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Lesson 5. Working between Mac OS X Appli... > Move text around in a document windo...

Move text around in a document window

In TextEdit or Mail messages, you don't have to cut-and-paste to move text, you can simply drag-and-drop it.

1.
First select the text you want to move: with your mouse, press-and-drag over the text so it is highlighted. Let go of the mouse button.

2.
Once the text is highlighted, press anywhere in the text and hold it for a second or two, then drag.

3.
Watch for the insertion point! It's that thin, flashing, vertical bar. As you move the mouse and pointer, the insertion point moves too. When the insertion point is positioned where you want the new text to appear, let go of the mouse button. Text will aways drop in or paste in at the flashing insertion point!

Don't forget to use that great option in the Edit menu of applications like TextEdit and Mail to “Paste and Match Style.”


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