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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Heroine, May 15, 2010.

  1. Heroine

    Heroine Member
    Thread Starter

    Hi, I have used the search facility but can't find an answer to my query.

    How do I copy one or two lines from a longer email and paste it onto a new email ...or even an sms?
    Thanks in advance for any ideas.

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  2. Elwood

    Elwood Newbie

    Hi there,

    On your e-mail, long press (ie press and hold) then select "Copy text". Then swipe your finger accross the text you want to copy. You can then past into the same or a different application by long pressing where you want the text to go and selecting "Paste".

    Hope that helps :)
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  3. Heroine

    Heroine Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Elwood, I had already tried that without success. A long press on my email produces zilch. Thanks for responding tho..appreciated :)
  4. Elwood

    Elwood Newbie

    Hmm, odd. It definitely works for me. I used it only the other day to copy a parcel number from an email into a courier’s website, like on the TV ad for that “other” phone. I am on the latest Orange Rom by the way.
    I assume you are using the stock mail app? Where are you long-pressing?
  5. Heroine

    Heroine Member
    Thread Starter

  6. bunt83

    bunt83 Member

    As far as I'm aware it's not currently possible to copy/paste from gmail. You can if you use the HTC Mail app.

    It sucks, hopefully it'll be fixed in 2.1??

    Anyone running a 2.1 ROM know if this is true??
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  7. Elwood

    Elwood Newbie

    Nope, you're right. It doesn't work in the GMail app. How strange. I confess I hadn't tried it there. I was looking at mail in an IMAP account in the standard mail app.

    Sorry, I'm out of ideas for now. :thinking:
  8. Heroine

    Heroine Member
    Thread Starter

    ok thanks guys, guess I will have to do without 4 now then.
  9. Jaffa

    Jaffa Android Expert

    Its not changed in 2.1 sadly
  10. ih77

    ih77 Newbie

    Yep doesn't work in the gmail app. A work around I use (if not using the HTC mail app) is to access the email through the gmail mobile site and copy the text from there.
  11. Elwood

    Elwood Newbie

    If you
  12. newyorkgreg

    newyorkgreg Newbie

    Did anyone fix this on the gmail app yet

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