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== What is "Copy and Paste?" ==
*Copy''' - CTRL C'''
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[[File:Copy.jpg|300px|right]]
*Paste''' - CTRL V'''
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*Copy and Paste is the ability to select and copy text from one location, and insert it into another location.
*Cut''' - CTRL X'''
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*It is possible to "Copy and Paste" text from PDFs, Internet pages, and document files into the FamilySearch Research Wiki
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*However, not all of the formatting will be included when copying and pasting between different computer program files.
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*Special instructions are available if you want to [[Copy Spreadsheets into the Wiki|copy and paste text from a spreadsheet]], such as an Excel document.
  
== What is "Copy and Paste?"<br> ==
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== Coping text  ==
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#You can copy text by either using the mouse or the keyboard.<br>
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##To copy with your mouse, place the cursor to the left of the text you want to copy and then, by holding down the left key on your mouse, drag the cursor to the end of what you want to copy.<br>
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##To copy with the keyboard, place the cursor to the left of the text you want to copy, hold down the "Shift" key and then using the right pointing arrow on your keyboard, move the cursor until you get to the end of the material you want to copy. <br>
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#. Next save the highlighted text to your "clipboard" in your computer by either hitting the CTR+C key or use the right key on the mouse and click "copy."
  
Copy and Paste is the ability to&nbsp;select and copy text from one location, and&nbsp;insert&nbsp;it into another location. It is possible to "Copy and Paste" text from PDFs, Internet pages, and document files&nbsp;into the FamilySearch Research Wiki, however,&nbsp;not all of the formatting will be included when copying and pasting between different computer program files. Special instructions are available if you want to [[Copy Spreadsheets into the Wiki|copy and paste&nbsp;text from a spreadsheet]], such as an Excel document. Pertaining to the Wiki, copying and pasting usually means to copy information from one location or file, and pasting it, or adding it into the editing window of a Wiki page.  
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==Pasting text==
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#Click [edit] for the Visual Editor.<br>
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#Place your cursor where you want to place your text.<br>
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#Next hit keys CTRL+V or use the right key on your mouse and click "paste."<br>
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#Your text should now appear in the editor.<br>
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#Then click save.<br>
  
== Before Copying and Pasting ==
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==Problems with pasting==
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#If the font is large on the page you are copying from, it may paste that way on a Wiki page.
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#If you find this happening, first paste the material in "notepad" which comes with your operating system, whether Apple or Windows. 
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#Then copy and paste that into your Wiki page.  
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#The notepad will usually get rid of extraneous coding and give you pure text.
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#Use this procedure when copying from a word processing program.
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#In case you cannot find "notepad" on your computer, you can also use a free text editor called "Notepad++"<ref>This is a much better text editor than Windows Notepad in any case</ref> which you can download off the internet.  Notepad++ is a ''free'' program.
  
Before you copy and paste, first know what text you want to copy, and where you want to paste, or add it.
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== How to Paste into a Wiki Page using Wikitext  ==
  
== How to Copy and Paste into a Wiki Page  ==
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#Click on [Edit source] at the top of the page to access the entire page or [Edit source] next to the heading to access only the section under it.<br>
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#In the Wikitext edit box, go to the place where you want to paste the additional material and either hit keys CTRL+V or click right key of your mouse to paste.<br>                                                         
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#Click Save at the bottom of the page and don't forget to include a "Summary" of what the additional material was about.
  
1. Log in to the FamilySearch Research Wiki.
 
  
2. Navigate to the page you want to paste text into. This may be done by searching for the page title in the "Search" box.
 
  
3. Click the '''Edit''' button found in the page navigation box at the right or at the top of each section inside of a page. This will open the editing window.
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{{Translation needed|es|Ayuda:Copiar y pegar en una página Wiki}}
  
4. Locate the toolbar at the top of the editing window. If your toolbar looks like the image below, continue to step 5. If not, skip to step 8.
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{{H-langs|es=Ayuda:Copiar y pegar en una página Wiki|en=Help:Copying and Pasting into a Wiki Page|pt=Ajuda:Copiar e colar em uma página wiki}}
  
[[Image:Editor Toolbar.png|border|center]]
 
  
5. Before pasting, you must highlight and copy the text you want to paste. To do this, locate&nbsp;the text you want to copy.&nbsp;
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[[Category:Writing Wiki Articles]]
 
 
*'''Copy text from a file:'''&nbsp;If the text is in a file on your computer, you must locate and open that file. The Internet and other programs can be open at the same time. To switch between the different programs, locate the icons on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen.
 
*'''Copy text from online: '''If&nbsp;the text&nbsp;is online, you&nbsp;must go to the page where&nbsp;the text is located. You may open more than one instance of an&nbsp;Internet browser to do&nbsp;this.&nbsp; Switch between them by clicking the browser icons on your taskbar. If you are using Firefox or Internet Exporer 7 or higher, you may simply open a new tab to do this.
 
 
 
Once you have the file&nbsp;or page open you want to copy from,&nbsp;use your mouse to&nbsp;position your&nbsp;cursor to the left of the text. While holding down the left button on your mouse, drag the cursor to the end of the text you want to copy, and release the left mouse button. ''Do not click either mouse button before proceeding to the next step or the text you have highlighted will be deselected!''<br>
 
 
 
*'''Option 1:''' Without clicking either mouse button, position the cursor over the highlighted text. Now right-click with your mouse and a pop-up with a list of options will appear. In this list, left-click the word '''Copy'''. Although you will not see any visible change, the text will be "copied."<br>
 
*'''Option 2:''' Without clicking either mouse button, locate the "CTRL" key on your keyboard. While holding down the "CTRL" key, tap the "C" key on your keyboard. Although you will not see any visible change, the text will be "copied."&nbsp;
 
 
 
6.&nbsp;If you attempt to "paste" in the&nbsp;editor window, a new window will pop up, prompting you to paste into&nbsp;''that'' window. This works fine, but may be confusing for some users, because you first have to '''LEFT'''-click with your mouse in the window, and then paste, or while holding down the "CTRL" key, tap the "V" key on your keyboard. Instead, to save time, click on the '''Wikitext''' button located in the upper left-hand corner of the editing toolbar, highlighted below.&nbsp;When you click on the '''Wikitext '''button,&nbsp;most of the icons on the toolbar will turn to a grey color (which indicates they are inactive, or cannot be used in "Wikitext" mode). [[Image:Editor ToolbarWT.png|border|center]]
 
 
 
The Wikitext&nbsp;view may seem a little scary at first because the text looks unusual, but it allows you to&nbsp;paste large amounts of text&nbsp;in one easy step.&nbsp;After clicking on '''Wikitext''', hold down the "CTRL" key and at the same time tap the "V" key.&nbsp;
 
 
 
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NOTE: Modern Web browser software has security settings that often disallow users from cutting, copying,&nbsp;and pasting text into a wiki page by right-clicking on the mouse. however, the following&nbsp;keystroke combinations should work in most cases:&nbsp;
 
 
 
*Cut: '''CTRL X'''
 
*Copy: '''CTRL C'''
 
*Paste: '''CTRL V'''
 
 
 
To copy text from a Word document into a wiki page, you would highlight the text you want to copy, hold down the "CTRL" key while pressing the "C" key to copy. Then to paste, place your cursor in the wiki page, and hold down the "CTRL" key while pressing the "V" key. The wiki will then open a window for the copy/paste feature. The final step is to press the "CTRL V" key combination again to copy the text into the wiki window provided. Then press the '''OK''' button.
 
 
 
Format your text after you have pasted it onto the page where you want it to appear.
 
 
 
{{Translation needed|es|Ayuda:Copiar y pegar en una página Wiki}}
 
 
 
{{Contributor help-navbox}} {{Editing help}}
 
 
 
[[Category:Help|Copying and pasting]]
 

Latest revision as of 16:43, 30 January 2017

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Copying and Pasting into a Wiki Page

What is "Copy and Paste?"

Copy.jpg
  • Copy and Paste is the ability to select and copy text from one location, and insert it into another location.
  • It is possible to "Copy and Paste" text from PDFs, Internet pages, and document files into the FamilySearch Research Wiki
  • However, not all of the formatting will be included when copying and pasting between different computer program files.
  • Special instructions are available if you want to copy and paste text from a spreadsheet, such as an Excel document.

Coping text

  1. You can copy text by either using the mouse or the keyboard.
    1. To copy with your mouse, place the cursor to the left of the text you want to copy and then, by holding down the left key on your mouse, drag the cursor to the end of what you want to copy.
    2. To copy with the keyboard, place the cursor to the left of the text you want to copy, hold down the "Shift" key and then using the right pointing arrow on your keyboard, move the cursor until you get to the end of the material you want to copy.
  2. . Next save the highlighted text to your "clipboard" in your computer by either hitting the CTR+C key or use the right key on the mouse and click "copy."

Pasting text

  1. Click [edit] for the Visual Editor.
  2. Place your cursor where you want to place your text.
  3. Next hit keys CTRL+V or use the right key on your mouse and click "paste."
  4. Your text should now appear in the editor.
  5. Then click save.

Problems with pasting

  1. If the font is large on the page you are copying from, it may paste that way on a Wiki page.
  2. If you find this happening, first paste the material in "notepad" which comes with your operating system, whether Apple or Windows.
  3. Then copy and paste that into your Wiki page.
  4. The notepad will usually get rid of extraneous coding and give you pure text.
  5. Use this procedure when copying from a word processing program.
  6. In case you cannot find "notepad" on your computer, you can also use a free text editor called "Notepad++"[1] which you can download off the internet. Notepad++ is a free program.

How to Paste into a Wiki Page using Wikitext

  1. Click on [Edit source] at the top of the page to access the entire page or [Edit source] next to the heading to access only the section under it.
  2. In the Wikitext edit box, go to the place where you want to paste the additional material and either hit keys CTRL+V or click right key of your mouse to paste.
  3. Click Save at the bottom of the page and don't forget to include a "Summary" of what the additional material was about.



  1. This is a much better text editor than Windows Notepad in any case