Copy Paste

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    Is there a way I can copy text from one app to another.

    e.g I have a result in a calculator app and i want to paste it into an email i am writing.
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    Most apps support copy-and-paste, but not all. Touch and hold the area that you want to copy, if the app supports the feature a pop-up box will appear that offers 'Select', 'Select All' and so on. If the entire field is what you're after, choose 'Select All'. Then another pop-up box will appear - 'Cut', 'Copy'. Choose 'Copy'.

    Now go to the target app. Press and hold where you want to insert the copied text. A pop-up box will appear and 'Paste' will be one of the options.

    If you don't get the first set of pop-up boxes in your calculator app, then it's because the Developer has chosen not to implement this feature.

    Tim
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    Touch and hold the answer in it's window.
    Choose select all or if all highlighted choose copy
    Go to you email program and start writing
    At the insertion point select and hold
    Choose paste
    Done

    Sent from my iPhone/iPad using iPF

    Sorry Tim was too fast for me
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    It's a sign of a misspent youth....:D

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    [​IMG]Good way[​IMG]
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    My calculator app doesn't support cut/copy and paste, so when I sometimes want to do that, I use Google as a calculator. (You just type your equation into the normal search field, hit search and it spits out the result. Then I cut and paste.)
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