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On 10/05/2011 20:11, Octavio Alvarez wrote:
Have you ever tried to copy and paste fifty pages out of a hundred page document? It was easy to 
do in WordStar but difficult with all of the scrolling in current era programs. WordStar had a 
simple command to mark a starting spot for selection and another
command to mark the ending spot for a selection.

Try placing the cursor in the start of the text block you want to copy,scroll down to the end of 
the block, shift+click on the last character.
Adjust with shift+arrows.

The OP is looking for the LibO equivalent of:

Use the search function to locate the end of the text.

Where ^KB inserts a text marker to denote the beginning to the text, and
^KK inserts a text marker to denote the end of the text. Furthermore,
one could set those markers in any sequence, with any number of
operations between them. Additionally, one could delineate two blocks of
text that would remain distinct.

This is vastly from setting the cursor on the start of the block, then
scrolling to the end of the block, especially when the end is more than
2500 lines away.

I don't remember if it was WordStar, or one of its competitors that had
a function that enabled one to jump "x" lines, where "x" was a number
that the user supplied, each time that function was invoked.

For people who touch type, or are blind, WordStar was probably the best
word processor that has ever been developed and distributed.

- -- 
If Bing copied Google, there wouldn't be anything new worth requesting.

If Bing did not copy Google, there wouldn't be anything relevant worth

                              DaveJakeman 20110207 Groklaw
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