Rectangular copying


To copy a rectangle into a map or table with Microsoft Word:


Open a Word document


Select and copy the primary Winsteps Table


Paste into the Word document


Select all (ctrl+A)

Change font to Courier New

Font size: 8 (if smaller needed, type in the number)


Open another Word document


Select and copy the secondary Winsteps Table


Paste into the Word document


Select all (ctrl+A)

Change font to Courier New

Font size: 8 (if smaller needed, type in the number)


Rectangular-highlight (alt+mouse drag) the columns to be copied


Paste into the primary Word document.


This may take several attempts to get right. ctrl+z to undo.


Change column headings

Select all: Paragraph format: Single line: No spacing


The extra columns should now be correctly inserted into the primary Table.

To copy a rectangle of numbers:


1. Select the lines of text that include the rectangle of numbers.


2. Copy the lines to the clipboard


3. Paste the lines into a word-processing document or an Excel spreadsheet cell.


4.Set the font of the lines to Courier.


5A. In Word, select rectangles with Alt+Mouse (see below)

5B. In TextPad or NotePad++, select rectangles with Alt+Mouse

5C. In WordPerfect, select "Edit > Select > Rectangle"

5D. In Excel, use "Data > Text to Columns" to select the column of numbers into a column.


You could also display the column of numbers on your computer screen and do a graphical copy. PrintScreen saves the screen to the clipboard, then paste into Paint and do a rectangle selection of what you want. Paste the selection into your document as a Figure.


Rectangular copy-and-paste with Microsoft Word

In Word, ctrl-A the whole document.

Select a "Courier New" font. Now everything lines up neatly in columns.

Click the left mouse button to un-highlight everything.

Move the mouse pointer to the top-left corner of the rectangle you want to copy.

Press and hold down the Alt-Key. Left-click and hold down the mouse. Release the Alt-Key

Drag down to the right-hand corner of what you want. The rectangle should high-light.

Release all keys and mouse-buttons.

Ctrl+C to copy the high-lighted section.

Move the mouse pointer to where you want the rectangle to go.

Ctrl+V to paste.

Add or delete blank spaces to line things up neatly

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