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Configure Clipboard Settings Dialog Box

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Basic Editing Actions


Select the way you want cut or cleared characters to be filled using the following options:


Fill cut area with spaces

Replaces the characters with an equal number of spaces.


Fill cut area with nulls

Replaces the characters with an equal number of nulls.


Specify the behavior of text and fields that you copy using the following options:


Automatically copy selected text

Copies selected text to the clipboard automatically.


Deselect after copy

Clears selection after it has been copied to the clipboard.


Retain selection

When you select an area of the screen, and then navigate to a new screen, the area remains selected. This allows you to copy from the same area on different screens without having to select the area again.


Copy trailing spaces

Copies the selected field, including any trailing spaces.


Copy input fields only

Copies only from areas on the screen where input is allowed. Characters in protected fields are replaced with spaces.


Use table format

If there are two or more spaces between words in a selection, the spaces are replaced with a single tab character when you copy the data. (Most spreadsheet and word processing applications interpret tab characters as cell separators.) If there is only one space between words, it remains a space when you copy the data, unless it is followed by a numerical character (0-9, +, or .).

Use Blanks between fields to increase the number of spaces that will be replaced with a tab character.


Blanks between fields

Specify the number of spaces between words that should be converted to a single tab character when Use table format is selected.


Specify the behavior of cut or copied text using the following options:


Wrap text to next input field

Causes text that would have been truncated at the end of a field (or the selected paste area) to be pasted to the next unprotected field instead of being truncated.

In most cases, if you enable this option, you should also enable Use field delimiters.


Use field delimiters

Select to maintain formatting for spreadsheet or other cell-based information.


Replace tabs with

Select to replace any tab characters in the pasted data with the specified character or combination of characters.