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Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Text

Just like a word processor, you can cut, copy, and paste text on a page in Dreamweaver, which shares the same menu commands with virtually all standard Windows and Mac word processors and text editors. When pasting text in Design view from one part of a Dreamweaver page to another, or between Dreamweaver pages, text formatting is automatically maintained.

Dreamweaver also allows you to paste text and maintain some or all of the text's formatting. This is especially useful when moving text from applications such as Microsoft Word or Excel to a Web page. See "Using Paste Special," later in this chapter.

To cut or copy text:

  1. Select the text you want to cut or copy.
  2. To cut the text to the Clipboard, choose Edit > Cut, or press Ctrl-X (Cmd-X) on the keyboard.


    To copy the text to the Clipboard, choose Edit > Copy, or press Ctrl-C (Cmd-C) on the keyboard.

    The text is placed on the Clipboard.

To paste plain text:

  1. Click to place the insertion point on the page where you want the text to appear.
  2. Choose Edit > Paste, or press Ctrl-V (Cmd-V) on the keyboard.
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