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How can I cut, copy, and paste information in the HTML editor?

Tips, Tricks, and Recommendations

Do

  • Use Paste as Plain Text to strip formatting. Complex formatting from outside documents can be difficult to update in the HTML editor.

Don't

  • Copy and paste materials from outside the HTML editor on other D2L pages. When you copy from outside the HTML editor, you can accidentally pick up hidden D2L web page code along with the material you intend to copy. Then, when you paste those invisible fragments of web page code into the HTML editor for another D2L page, it can break that page.

Using the Clipboard Toolbar

The basic clipboard tools--- Cut, Copy, and Paste---work as you would expect. Use these buttons as you would the cut, copy, and paste controls in any other application.

Use Paste as Plain Text to strip all formatting from text as you paste it into the HTML editor. Reapplying the formatting using the HTML editor's tools will take you some time, but it can be faster, and easier, than trying to unify different bits and pieces of formatting copied from diverse sources.

Use Paste from Word to paste materials you've copied from Microsoft Word. The HTML editor will do its best to maintain the formatting you put in place in Word.

Using Right-Click Menus

Web browsers each offer context-sensitive, right-click menus, and these menus include cut, copy, paste, and select all commands. Right-click within the HTML editor and look for cut, copy, and paste in the context menu that opens.

Using Keyboard Commands

Cutting, Copying, and Pasting

 

In Windows

In Mac OS X

cut

Ctrl+X

⌘+X

copy

Ctrl+C

⌘+C

paste

Ctrl+V

⌘+V

Selecting

 

In Windows

In Mac OS X

select one character at a time to right

Shift+Right Arrow

Shift+Right Arrow

select one character at a time to left

Shift+Left Arrow

Shift+Left Arrow

select one word at a time to right

Ctrl+Shift+Right Arrow

Option+Shift+Right Arrow

select one word at a time to left

Ctrl+Shift+Left Arrow

Option+Shift+Left Arrow

select to end of current line

Shift+End

Ctrl+Shift+Right Arrow

select to start of current line

Shift+Home

Ctrl+Shift+Left Arrow

select one line at a time down

Shift+Down Arrow

Shift+Down Arrow

select one line at a time up

Shift+Up Arrow

Shift+Up Arrow

select one paragraph at a time down

Ctrl+Shift+Down Arrow

 

select one paragraph at a time up

Ctrl+Shift+Up Arrow

 

select one screen height at a time down

Shift+Page Down

Shift+Page Down

select one screen height at a time up

Shift+Page Up

Shift+Page Up

select to end of document

Ctrl+Shift+End

⌘+Shift+Down Arrow

select to start of document

Ctrl+Shift+Home

⌘+Shift+Up Arrow

select entire document

Ctrl+A

⌘+A

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