[Novalug] oowriter question
bdalzell at qis.net
Thu Dec 16 19:16:34 EST 2010
On Thu, 16 Dec 2010, greg pryzby wrote:
> in the version I am using...
> I point to the of the copy area
> hold down left mouse button
> highlight to end of text
should not copy be <Crtl><c> ?
the copy icon was not greyed out for me once I did a left mouse hold down
and dragged my mouse over the part of the text to be copied.
When there is no text to be copied (that is no hilighted text) then the
copy icon is greyed out. Once you left mouse button down drag mouse over
text - then the copy icon becomes useable.
However the sequence of left mouse drag and highlight, then right mouse
click and choose copy from bottom of menu, then move mouse to other
document and place at the point of insertion and then right mouse click
choose paste from bottom of menu - this will let you do it all with the
To do it all from the keyboard you use the arrow keys to get to one or the
other end of the part you want to copy, hold down shift while you use the
arrow keys to highlight the part to be copied, then do Ctrl c to make the
Then go to the other document and click on itd - use arrow keys to place
the pointer at the insert point, then Ctrl v will paste the copied text.
The drop down menus at the top of the window can also be used - and
each action has the Ctrl character sequence for that action
displayed to the right of the action - so you can learn them.
Generally in most applications Ctrl c and Ctrl v work respectively to
copy and paste. Not just in OO Writer.
> (OR RIGHT CLICK and pick COPY from bottom of list)
> Go to new file
> Click where the data should be added
> (OR RIGHT CLICK and pick PASTE from bottom of list)
> On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 6:29 PM, <cmhowe at patriot.net> wrote:
>> I encounter the following puzzlement with oowriter: I wish to copy a
>> number of lines from File-A, presumably to a buffer, then paste it in
>> File-B. I open File-A, point to the Copy icon, which is grayed out, then
>> right-click on it. That gives me a small drop-down box. I point to the
>> first choice, "Visible Buttons". A lengthy menu appears (29 items) to the
>> I navigate onto it and point to Copy, expecting to be able to copy the
>> number of lines I want to. But I am unable even to delimit what I want.
>> How do I proceed?
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