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== What is "Copy and Paste?" ==
*Copy''' - CTRL C'''
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*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>
  
== How to Copy Text from a program  ==
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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.
  
1. Before you copy and paste, first know what text you want to copy, and where you want to paste or insert it.
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== How to Paste into a Wiki Page using Wikitext  ==
  
2. Copy text from a page in any program.  You can use the Edit menu or any of its shortcuts. A Web browser 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. You may also open more than one instance of an Internet browser to copy from another website.
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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.
  
NOTE: Some Web browser software have security settings that often disallow users from cutting, copying, and pasting text into a wiki page by right-clicking on the mouse. however, the following keystroke combinations should work in most cases:
 
  
*Cut: '''CTRL X'''
 
*Copy: '''CTRL C'''
 
  
== How to Paste into a Wiki Page  ==
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{{Translation needed|es|Ayuda:Copiar y pegar en una página Wiki}}
  
1. Make sure you are logged in to the Family Search Research Wiki.
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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}}
  
2. Navigate to a page in the Wiki where you want to paste the text into.
 
  
3. Click the '''Edit This Page''' button found at the top of the page or click on the '''Edit''' box at the top right of each section heading. In either case, this will open the editing window.
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[[Category:Writing Wiki Articles]]
 
 
4. Click your mouse on the page where you want the text to appear. The Wikitext may seem a little scary at first because it looks unusual. If you are new to editing, just stick with '''Copy and Paste''' and you will do OK. Remember to avoid the following characters <nowiki>[ { < and ] } ></nowiki>.  As you gain more experience, you will learn how to use these additional functions.
 
 
 
5. Now paste your text into the page in the Wiki. You can use the Edit menu or any of its shortcuts. You can insert text anywhere there is space, such as before or after a paragraph. You can also insert text into the middle of a paragraph.
 
 
 
NOTE: Some Web browser software have security settings that often disallow users from cutting, copying, and pasting text into a wiki page by right-clicking on the mouse. however, the following keystroke combinations should work in most cases:
 
 
 
*Paste: '''CTRL V'''
 
 
 
6. Format your text after you have pasted it.  Use your backspace key, Delete key and Enter key just as you do in your word processor. If you make a mistake, don't worry. Its not permanent. You can fix it or someone else will.
 
 
 
7. When you are finished, scroll down to the bottom and add a short [[Help:Edit summary|Edit Summary]].
 
 
 
8. Then click the '''Save page''' button. This page will now contain your changes. Everyone who looks at your page, from around the world, will see the changes that you made. Its a good feeling to help others.
 
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{{Translation needed|es|Ayuda:Copiar y pegar en una página Wiki}}
 
 
 
{{Contributor help-navbox}} {{Editing help}}
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 16:43, 30 January 2017

Get Involved in Wiki
Help:Wiki Help
Help:Editing the Wiki
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