Copy / Paste Help Continued

Where do I cut or copy from?

You can 'cut' or copy from just about anywhere. Simplest is to cut or copy a piece from an e-mail containing a small html code fragment (a snippet), or from the source of a web page. Cutting/Copying directly from a web page when seen in your browser may get straight text but will not give you the html code for it!

What is a source file?

A source file is all the html (and sometimes javascript) commands that your browser uses to display a web page.

It usually looks full of stuff like this:

<font size=2 color=red> Hello World </font>
<a href="">
   click here to see my face
Weird, but effective!!

How do I cut or copy?

Put your mouse pointer at the start of the code you want to cut/copy. Holding the right mouse button down drag the mouse pointer to the end of the code you want to cut/copy. Release the right mouse button. The code that is ready to be cut or copied looks like the picture on the right.

Select edit from the top menu, then either cut or copy and click once.

That's it. You have cut or copied some code.

What you have 'cut' disappears from the document and goes to the clipboard - a special part of your computer's memory - and can be retrieved from the clipboard (as long as you have not cut anything else to the clipboard :)

Where do I paste?

You should 'paste' stuff into the BODY of your html file. The picture opposite shows you where. Sometimes, if you have a *free* site or a banner exchange, there may be 'stuff' in front of your html and sometimes there may be 'stuff' after your html .... IGNORE IT!!!

Be very careful that you do not paste your new code in the middle of two tags. Watch that all of the font, bold, center, and table tags have been closed in the spot you choose to paste your new code, and all will be well.

How do I paste?

Open the file where you want to paste the piece of code you have cut or copied. Move the mouse pointer to the place in your file where you want to new code to be added, and click the mouse right button.

Click on edit and then select paste from the drop down menu (shown on the right) and click once. You have successfully pasted something from the clipboard into your source file.

What do I do then?

All done - your html source file looks like this.

The final step - save your work!!

Using whatever is your normal method, save the modified source file so that it gets moved to your website space.

You have now finished your cut and paste, ready for the world to see.