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Select Noncontiguous 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 noncontiguous). This technique lets you apply formatting or copy, cut, or delete separate sections of text all at once.

To select noncontiguous 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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