Why can't I cut and paste?
OK, this is a silly question, I know -- I must be missing something...
I can't seem to copy and paste from an email [edit: using exchange server corporate email, not gMail]:
Here's a specific example:
I open up an email; I click FORWARD.
I need to copy and paste a portion of the FORWARDED email into the body of the email I'm drafting. There doesn't appear to be any way select or copy the text in the Forwarded email.
Could it be that this isn't supported?
Last edited by sv_one; 05-17-2011 at 12:16 PM. Reason: clarified that copying and pasting is at issue, not cutting.
- 05-17-2011, 01:20 AM #2
in the GMail app you hit to hit the button that says "forward online" it puts the original msg back in a plain text form to c/p in the app native it is more like a cohesive pic.. and no it doesn't actually pout you into a browser or anything just a stock to plain text conversion..
- 05-17-2011, 12:10 PM #3
Copy-And-Paste Using Exchange Server Email
I'm sure there must be an easy way to do this, I've been doing it on Blackberry for a decade or more and on iPhone since the second version of iOS. Right?
All I'm looking to do is to copy-and-paste from the body of an email into another email. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.
- 05-17-2011, 03:10 PM #5
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- 05-19-2011, 01:13 AM #11
If you're using the gmail app follow these steps:
1. Open email
2. Hit menu button
3. Tap more
4. Tap select text
5. Select the text that you want without letting your finger leave the screen (there isn't much precision, because there is no cursor or 'handles')
6. Text is copied
7. Buy me a drink.
OK, so as a user coming from both BB OS and iOS --> this is *really* odd/lame that Android doesn't have this functionality built in. Considering the thread you linked to was dated 2009, it is a bit troublesome too. I thought this OS was updated all the time? And they didn't think this was important enough to include in an update?
(By the way loving my phone other than this and a few other similar quirks, like the lack of a Skype that works with video.)
- 05-19-2011, 11:25 AM #13
The lack of basic functionality like copy-and-paste just seems so odd. Why wouldn't Google fix this after so many revs of the software? I am not an Apple fanboy (in fact I bought this to try to get rid of my iOS devices over time), but Apple implemented a universal copy n paste on the first major rev to iOS.
Why hasn't Google done that?
- 05-19-2011, 06:44 PM #15
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- 05-19-2011, 09:34 PM #17
This is perhaps my biggest complaint about Android, the inconsistent behavior. FWIW, HTC android phones can copy and paste within the native email app, while Samsung and Motorola phones do not. Gingerbread 2.3 adds a more or less universal copy paste function, so it will be fixed. Since practically all new phones still come with 2.2 that really doesn't help us...
Other big issue that is also fixed in 2.3 is the lack of setting a timezone on new calendar appointments. Weak sauce, makes me long for a Blackberry sometimes.
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- 05-19-2011, 11:17 PM #18
- 05-20-2011, 01:09 AM #19
And the reality is these issues are fixed in 2.3, which has been available for over 6 months. The problem lies in the lack of updates from the handset manufacturers and the carriers. If the Charge had 2.3, it would be my choice for a phone. With 2.2, the missing copy/paste, and no timezone support, it's a sub-par choice for a business user.
- 05-20-2011, 02:23 AM #20
- 05-20-2011, 09:29 AM #21
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I think you guys need to do a little more research before bashing google over this feature. Copy and Paste has been integrated into Android for quite some time now, it's the specific applications you're using that weren't coded to support or take advantage of it. Blame the developers and phone manufacturers that have to put their own apps on, they're the ones doing this, not google.
If you used a different e-mail client then you would have a chance that you can copy and paste. For example I use Touchdown by Nitrodesk and can very easily copy and paste info from a forwarded message into anywhere I want.
- 05-20-2011, 09:42 AM #22
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