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Select Non-Contiguous Text

This is really quite wonderful. “Contiguous” means “sharing a common border.” Very few applications allow you to select individual sections of text that are not physically next to each other (text that is non-contiguous). This technique lets you apply formatting or copy, cut, or delete separate sections of text all at once.

To select non-contiguous text:

  1. Press-and-drag to select a section of text.
  2. Hold down the Command key. Press-and-drag to select some other text that is not contiguous!
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