How to highlight, cut, copy and paste text using a BlackBerry PlayBook

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Edit text on a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet

A few weeks ago I posted an overview of how to highlight, cut, copy and paste text using a BlackBerry® smartphone. Today I’ll be providing an overview of how you can do this while using a BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet as well. Grab your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and let’s begin…

Manipulating text while using the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is designed to be really easy. All you need to do is tap and hold your finger on top of some text you wouldlike to modify, and a menu will appear with several options to modify text. For example, in the following screenshot, I tapped and held my finger on the word BlackBerry, which caused the text selection icons to appear.

Edit text on a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet

Using your finger, slide the selection icons to cover the text you would like to copy, followed by selecting “Copy” from the available options. Since BlackBerry is the only word on the line I am highlighting, it was selected by default, but I can optionally move the sliders if desired.

To paste the text after copying it, all you need to do is tap and hold where you would like to paste the text, and a menu will appear with an option to paste. For example, in the following screenshot I tapped and held on the white space of a new Word to Go document.

Edit text on a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet

Got a question about manipulating text while using a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet? Leave a comment and let me know!

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