Column Mode

a_riot42a_riot42 AMX WizardPosts: 1,619
Does NS have a column mode buried somewhere? I often have a need to copy/paste across columns and many editors can do this.
Thanks,
Paul

Comments

  • viningvining X Member Posts: 4,348
    cntrl + alt and select (highlight) your column.
  • matt95gsrmatt95gsr Junior Member Posts: 164
    I may be wrong, but I don't think you actually need ctrl... alt+highlight should do the trick. (?)
  • viningvining X Member Posts: 4,348
    matt95gsr wrote:
    I may be wrong, but I don't think you actually need ctrl... alt+highlight should do the trick. (?)
    Well, you're absolutely right and I've been doing the hard way all this time!
  • a_riot42a_riot42 AMX Wizard Posts: 1,619
    matt95gsr wrote: »
    I may be wrong, but I don't think you actually need ctrl... alt+highlight should do the trick. (?)

    This doesn't work for me. What version of NS are you using?
    Paul

    EDIT: Wait it seems to work, although slightly differently that I had thought. Thanks!

    EDIT AGAIN: It appears holding alt + selecting text with the mouse is supported, but selecting text with the arrows requires shift + alt. That's what I was looking for.
  • matt95gsrmatt95gsr Junior Member Posts: 164
    vining wrote: »
    matt95gsr wrote:

    Well, you're absolutely right and I've been doing the hard way all this time!

    Hmm...I thought maybe I was doing something wrong and unsupported all this time. [shrug]
  • matt95gsrmatt95gsr Junior Member Posts: 164
    a_riot42 wrote: »
    This doesn't work for me. What version of NS are you using?
    Paul

    EDIT: Wait it seems to work, although slightly differently that I had thought. Thanks!

    EDIT AGAIN: It appears holding alt + selecting text with the mouse is supported, but selecting text with the arrows requires shift + alt. That's what I was looking for.

    And to think, I'd given up on doing with the arrow keys and figured I'd always have to resort to the mouse for that sort of thing. That should help, thanks!
  • a_riot42a_riot42 AMX Wizard Posts: 1,619
    matt95gsr wrote: »
    And to think, I'd given up on doing with the arrow keys and figured I'd always have to resort to the mouse for that sort of thing. That should help, thanks!

    Yes its far too useful a feature to have buried with no documentation.
  • John GonzalesJohn Gonzales Junior Member Posts: 609
    Sonofagun! I never knew NS could do that! I can't even think of how many times I've had to sequentially number a column by hand because I couldn't grab a column and use the auto-numbering :mad:.

    Great question Paul, great answer Matt and Dan.

    --John
  • kbeattyAMXkbeattyAMX Junior Member Posts: 358
    That makes the ALT-S useful when you can highlight across columns.
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