Hi Paul

There is no way I know of to paste into the Alt-R selected area. These selection techniques differ from those of Windows - I've seen that they are kind of related but not completely.

Pasting with Ctrl-V will (almost) always insert what is on the clipboard - no rectangular pasting as we have in SEU.

There are some oddities I have seen - occasionally, if I use Ctrl-A to select everything, I can't delete it with the delete key - I have to use Alt-D - one of this particular set of Alt- actions.

The benefits far outweigh any complications, to my way of thinking.


On 5/22/2014 3:48 AM, Paul Bailey wrote:
I've used the "selected" options with ALT-R a lot, but I've never got to grips with pasting. I'd like to paste the clipboard contents into the ALT-R area (so the clipboard contents is placed over the selected area rather than inserts). Anyone know if this is possible and I've just missed the correct option?

The ALT-R selection is good for indenting whole blocks of /FREE RPG (using CTRL-F7 and CTRL-F8 to shift the selected blocks of text left/right), and I use ALT-R to insert the same 5 character modification ID over several rows at once on a nearly daily basis.


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there are a whole bunch of commands related to Alt-R - do a right-click in the editor and look at the "Selected" item - in there you see lots you can do with the selection - copy, move, delete, overlay with it - my favorite, actually, upper and lower case.

These are a different set from the regular Windows ones of Ctrl-X, V, C
- seems sometimes things get mixed amongst them - but they're great tools.

Besides Google and F4, right-click is your friend!

On 5/21/2014 6:17 PM, Booth Martin wrote:
Question: You list Alt+R for rectangle select. Is there such a thing
as rectangle paste, or is Alt+R only useful for deleting blocks of text?

btw, thanks. Great guide. )

On 5/21/2014 6:07 PM, Jon Paris wrote:
Which is exactly why we offer our handy-dandy super-duper RDi
keyboard shortcut guide!!

Free for the download right here:

Of course just for the purpose it doesn't include Shift-Ctrl-D <grin>
- but it has many other useful ones.

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