[QUOTE ="cpat1946"]Hi, I have an iPad 3, using iOS 5.1. I'm very new to this, can someone tell me if it's possible to copy & paste text?
Double tap the area you wish to copy and the select bar will appear. Either select all or drag the blue bead(s) to select the desired text to be copied. Once your selection is made the copy,paste options will appear.
To paste double tap area and select paste from the presented selections.
It's more complex to get pieces of text as you long press for the magnifying glass then go through the same routine as above,
This isn't a perfect description but should get you going.