Select and Copy and Paste

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  1. tikiroom32

    tikiroom32 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    This may be redundant - but how do you select a portion of a document in Word/Excel without the mouse. I know how to do it on the ipad but that doesn't seem to work on the ASUS EP 121 - any help would be greatly appreciated....thanks.

    Jim
     
  2. jinnijinn

    jinnijinn Pen Pal - Newbie

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    You drag your finger over the text to select, then just continue to press the screen; a circle will pop up and a right-click menu with copy and paste as options.

    In my case, I customized the flicks so that, after selecting the text, a flick up (to the right) on the diagonal, copies, and a flick down (to the right) on the diagonal, pastes.

    ...come to think of it, I think the diagonal flicks I just described are the default?
     
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    jinnijinn Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hmm, sorry, that method is not working in Word. I'll be interested to see the answer, too.
     
  4. COGuy

    COGuy Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Worked for me using the flicks in word
     
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    CerN Pen Pal - Newbie

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    You must be doing it wrong. It works as jinnijinn describes.
     
  6. TheOnlyKingArthur

    TheOnlyKingArthur Scribbler - Standard Member

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    You can also right click in Windows 7 by touch&hold with one finger then tap another finger. Faster than waiting for the touch&hold circle to pop up.
     
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    murfmiser Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Works for me too, Word 2010. Using either a finger or pen, l drag my finger (starting over text) across the text I want to select, then after it has been highlighted I use the right click (I prefer the second finger tap) action (on the selected text) to popup the menu and I select copy. Easy as 1-2-3.
     
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    Thanks for that tip TOKA!
     
  9. oztabletpc

    oztabletpc Tablet PC Since 2003

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    The key with selecting text (and moving files) with touch is to begin the selection drag horizontally. If you drag your finger vertically in the initial movement windows sees it as a scroll and will not select. Once it starts highlighting the selected text you can start selecting down...

    Combine that with editing flicks FTW!
     
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