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Old 12-25-2006, 02:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a way to select large blocks of text from lets say and email instead of just scrolling manually - or even somethink akin to the select all command from windows ( cntrl-a)

I once worked out a trick with a tech - person for my 7100 but I forgot the solution

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Old 12-26-2006, 06:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you are talking about text that you can't edit, here is a way: at the start of your selection, click the menu key and then choose Select; hold the shift key and press the 9 key to go down one page or the 7 key to select all.
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saffron: The shift key and 9 or 7 key does not work for me. I still have to use the scroll ball to select the text. Can you confirm the steps that you use?
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Here are the steps I took for copying the text of a large email. When I pasted it into a note, the note was full and so all of the text was not pasted. I didn't realize how much I had to scroll to get to the top of the note.

First of all, I had to retrieve the entire email -- it did not show up in its entirety until I clicked 'retrieve more' a couple times.

I went to the start of the body of the email, pressed the menu key and clicked on Select. I held the Shift (#) key down while I pressed 7 (or CV). All of the text was selected. I released both keys and pressed the menu key again and clicked on Copy.

If you're having trouble, try clicking Select, then scroll down with the trackball. If you see rows of text being selected, hold the Shift key down and press the 7 (CV) key.

If you start in the subject field, you won't be able to scroll into the body of the email -- you can only select the subject. Make sure you are in the body where you can select all of the text.

Also, by 7 key, I don't mean to press the Alt key and then the CV key. I just refer to that key as the 7 key because the 1, 7, 3 and 9 keys are all navigation keys and it is easier for me to remember those than the letters.

Good luck!
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