Ask Your Question
0

How do you cut and paste part of a line of text .

asked 2018-02-11 12:32:20 +0200

oldginger gravatar image

How do you cut and paste part of a line of text that is separated by spaces. eg. two addresses on the same line. When I try to select part of one address, both addresses are highlighted for cutting.

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

Comments

This should not behave like you describe. There must be something special to your case: the addresses might be a part of a single field; or you have some curiosity OS settings; or some other unknown in the equation. You could provide a sample document so that others could try to reproduce and give better advise.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-02-11 12:57:10 +0200 )edit

1 Answer

Sort by » oldest newest most voted
0

answered 2018-02-11 14:15:15 +0200

paul1149 gravatar image

updated 2018-02-11 14:22:03 +0200

Regarding the mouse, Writer is character-oriented. You select a character at a time. You can double-click to select a whole word, triple-click for a sentence, and four-click for the paragraph.

The exception that comes to mind is if the characters are in a Field. You can go View / Show Field shadings (shortcut might be Ctrl-F8) and the field will show a background color. Or simply double-click the text, and if it's a Field the Edit Field dialog will come up.

Unless perhaps you're in Calc rather than Writer. (It's a good idea to use Tags here to narrow down where exactly the problem is occurring.) Calc is cell-oriented, and in order to work with partial contents you will either have to go to the edit box above the sheet, or double-click directly on the cell.

edit flag offensive delete link more
Login/Signup to Answer

Question Tools

2 followers

Stats

Asked: 2018-02-11 12:32:20 +0200

Seen: 35 times

Last updated: Feb 11 '18