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Copy and paste from email to email (or sms)

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

  1. Heroine

    Heroine Well-Known Member
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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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  6. bunt83

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    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

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    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

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

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    Its not changed in 2.1 sadly
     
  10. ih77

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    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

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    If you
     
  12. newyorkgreg

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    Did anyone fix this on the gmail app yet
     
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