Text editing problem..



p6steve
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
Guys - I have got myself a list of files from a folder on xp opened in word
(it's a list of all files within my music singles folder so I can print them
off and put them with my mp3 player). However this list contains the date,
time and file size etc. (standard file view in xp) and I'm trying to delete
it to just leave track name part of the line. Is there an easy way I can just
delete the first 60 or so characters on each line of text without having to
do line by line - obviously if I try to delete a block by moving the mouse
downwards, it grabs everything right to the end of the line and highlights
that for deletion to. In other words I highlight the bits i don't want, move
the mouse downwards to the next line and the rest of the line I wanted to
keep is highlighted........a very complicated explanation of a very simple
thing methinks!!
Thanks in advance...

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
Use Alt+drag to column-select.

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Words into Type
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"p6steve" <p6steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:10C2BAFE-00FB-4348-A9B8-4B2411BD2264@microsoft.com...
> Guys - I have got myself a list of files from a folder on xp opened in
word
> (it's a list of all files within my music singles folder so I can print
them
> off and put them with my mp3 player). However this list contains the date,
> time and file size etc. (standard file view in xp) and I'm trying to
delete
> it to just leave track name part of the line. Is there an easy way I can
just
> delete the first 60 or so characters on each line of text without having
to
> do line by line - obviously if I try to delete a block by moving the mouse
> downwards, it grabs everything right to the end of the line and highlights
> that for deletion to. In other words I highlight the bits i don't want,
move
> the mouse downwards to the next line and the rest of the line I wanted to
> keep is highlighted........a very complicated explanation of a very simple
> thing methinks!!
> Thanks in advance...

p6steve
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
So simple when you know how - I tried every combination of every
key...obviously not this one! Thank you....

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> Use Alt+drag to column-select.
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
> all may benefit.
>
> "p6steve" <p6steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:10C2BAFE-00FB-4348-A9B8-4B2411BD2264@microsoft.com...
> > Guys - I have got myself a list of files from a folder on xp opened in
> word
> > (it's a list of all files within my music singles folder so I can print
> them
> > off and put them with my mp3 player). However this list contains the date,
> > time and file size etc. (standard file view in xp) and I'm trying to
> delete
> > it to just leave track name part of the line. Is there an easy way I can
> just
> > delete the first 60 or so characters on each line of text without having
> to
> > do line by line - obviously if I try to delete a block by moving the mouse
> > downwards, it grabs everything right to the end of the line and highlights
> > that for deletion to. In other words I highlight the bits i don't want,
> move
> > the mouse downwards to the next line and the rest of the line I wanted to
> > keep is highlighted........a very complicated explanation of a very simple
> > thing methinks!!
> > Thanks in advance...
>
>

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
To complicate the issue, it used to be Right-click+drag, but I forget how
many versions back that was; I guess the combination was changed when the
shortcut (right-click) menu was introduced.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"p6steve" <p6steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F351961C-EC53-46AD-BDB4-01E263E5AB9E@microsoft.com...
> So simple when you know how - I tried every combination of every
> key...obviously not this one! Thank you....
>
> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
>
> > Use Alt+drag to column-select.
> >
> > --
> > Suzanne S. Barnhill
> > Microsoft MVP (Word)
> > Words into Type
> > Fairhope, Alabama USA
> > Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> > Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so
> > all may benefit.
> >
> > "p6steve" <p6steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:10C2BAFE-00FB-4348-A9B8-4B2411BD2264@microsoft.com...
> > > Guys - I have got myself a list of files from a folder on xp opened
in
> > word
> > > (it's a list of all files within my music singles folder so I can
print
> > them
> > > off and put them with my mp3 player). However this list contains the
date,
> > > time and file size etc. (standard file view in xp) and I'm trying to
> > delete
> > > it to just leave track name part of the line. Is there an easy way I
can
> > just
> > > delete the first 60 or so characters on each line of text without
having
> > to
> > > do line by line - obviously if I try to delete a block by moving the
mouse
> > > downwards, it grabs everything right to the end of the line and
highlights
> > > that for deletion to. In other words I highlight the bits i don't
want,
> > move
> > > the mouse downwards to the next line and the rest of the line I wanted
to
> > > keep is highlighted........a very complicated explanation of a very
simple
> > > thing methinks!!
> > > Thanks in advance...
> >
> >


Text editing problem..