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1.3.5 Copying text

When browsing the web, you might want to copy some text or a URL to add to a document or for safe keeping.

Just like any electronic document, you can use your mouse to highlight portions of text. Hold down the left mouse button and drag across the text. Then click the right mouse button and select Copy from the short contextual menu that appears.

Alternatively, you can copy everything on the page by using Edit > Select All to highlight it, then Edit > Copy. Keyboard users can press Ctrl and A to select all the text on a page, then Ctrl and C to copy the text.

To paste the copied text into a document, click your cursor in the place where you want the text to be. Then right click and select Paste from the contextual menu. Keyboard users press Ctrl and V.


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