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    I want to create a contact (people) from an email message. Is there a way to copy the phone number to paste into the phone field of the contact?

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    Does long-pressing not work?
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    Long-press places a box around it (selects it I guess) then short press copys it to the dialer line, no option to copy number within the dialer.
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    Do you mean the phone number is in the body of the email?

    I just tried this, long pressing the phone number in an email brought up a menu with the options: Dial, SMS, Add Contact and Copy. Seems this should do it for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmax View Post
    Do you mean the phone number is in the body of the email?

    I just tried this, long pressing the phone number in an email brought up a menu with the options: Dial, SMS, Add Contact and Copy. Seems this should do it for you.
    Odd, the long press doesn't work for me. If I press the number quickly it goes to the phone dialer, If I long press the number it justs sits there with a green box around it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcbtmr View Post
    I want to create a contact (people) from an email message. Is there a way to copy the phone number to paste into the phone field of the contact?

    Thanks.
    You using the GMail app? or the HTC EMail app?

    That does appear to make a difference. In Gmail, I can't select/copy text like I can when in the browser, but I can tap/hold on a phone number and it gets "circled" in green, and I get a popup menu with Dial, SMS, Add Contact, or copy.

    However, once I get to the People app, edit an existing contact, and try to paste the phone number from the "clip board", I have no option or menu choice to paste.
    Last edited by Mark_Venture; 06-29-2010 at 09:01 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_Venture View Post
    You using the GMail app? or the HTC EMail app?

    That does appear to make a difference. In Gmail, I can't select/copy text like I can when in the browser, but I can tap/hold on a phone number and it gets "circled" in green, and I get a popup menu with Dial, SMS, Add Contact, or copy.

    However, once I get to the People app, edit an existing contact, and try to paste the phone number from the "clip board", I have no option or menu choice to paste.
    Mark you got it! In Gmail I can long press and get a menu, but not in HTC mail. Good catch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_Venture View Post
    You using the GMail app? or the HTC EMail app?

    That does appear to make a difference. In Gmail, I can't select/copy text like I can when in the browser, but I can tap/hold on a phone number and it gets "circled" in green, and I get a popup menu with Dial, SMS, Add Contact, or copy.

    However, once I get to the People app, edit an existing contact, and try to paste the phone number from the "clip board", I have no option or menu choice to paste.
    while editing a contact's info, have you tried long press? when i do that, i get the paste option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyleg View Post
    Does long-pressing not work?
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