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  1. radworm

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    I wanted to know if there is some stock app on the DI that I'm missing or do I need to download an app to do this. I miss being able to copy or cut text and paste it on another text message or e-mail which I could do on my previous phone. If there is another app I need, please advise.

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    OK, what about copying text that is not on a website? For instance I got an e-mail from a friend wanting the phone number and e-mail address for someone in my People Contact list. Is there a way to copy and paste that info to paste into an e-mail reply? Not trying to sound so stupid, but this Android stuff is all new to me coming from a Palm that I used for years.

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    ok, not exactly a copy and paste question (since you can only do that in the browser)

    but....when composing a text message can you highlight a word, or few words in order to delete them with out pressing the delete key a bunch?
     
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    I don't think they've implemented full copy/paste into the messaging apps. You can paste info in, but not copy.

    As for the contact info, you may be able to export the contact as a vcard and send that.
     
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    If you hold the delete button it will do the whole word.
     
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    Thanks. So you can't press and hold (like you would to copy/paste text) and get the magnifying glass to come up and highlight a paragraph or few words?
     
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    I don't think so.

    I know with the Swype keyboard you can double tap words to modify them.
     
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    I also use Clipper (Free) from the market which saves a history of the last 10 cut-and-paste items, and I have Clipper set to stay on the notification bar for quick access.
     
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    I use the gmail app, but also have the HTC mail app checking my gmail as well. I can use the HTC cut and paste that way. I haven't figured any other way yet.
     
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    I'm surprised this wasn't an automatic option - it sucks you can't copy from a text phone # and paste into something else.
     

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