On 11/1/2006 1:19:54 PM, Matt Graham-Melville wrote:
>I was hoping to be able to
>paste an entire block of text.
>The shells in which I'm
>working make line-by-line
>pasting tedious. Possible, but
>Again, in Excel I would paste
>the entire group of cells and
>have the displaced cells move
>right. Is this possible in VE?
You need to use columnar blocks.
To define a columnar block with keyboard:
1. Move cursor to upper left corner of the area you want to copy.
2. Press Alt-I
3. Move cursor to lower right corner (the block is painted as you move the cursor).
4. Press Alt-I again.
Now you can move cursor to the destination location. Then, to copy block, press Ctrl-F9. Or to move block, press Alt-F9.
Or you can copy the block to a text register (Block -> Copy to register) and paste it from there.
1. To define columnar block, paint the area while holding down Alt key.
2. To copy block, move cursor to the destination, hold down Ctrl-key and click left mouse button.
Or, to move block, hold down Alt-key while clicking.