Select, Copy, and Paste Expressions in mathPad, calcPad, and physPad

You can select, copy, and paste expressions in the mathPad, calcPad, and physPad tools.

Sometimes, you need to select a part of your expression, for example, to use the selection as the argument of a function. You also select part of your expression to cut or copy it.

Note:
  • You can select, but not copy or paste. Selecting part of a math expression is performed differently than selecting text.
  • You can only paste in the same answer box that you copied or cut from.

To select part of an expression:

  • Drag the mouse or use the SHIFT+LEFT ARROW or SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW keys.

    To select the entire expression, press CTRL+A.

  • Double-tap what you want to select. Double-tap another location to extend your selection.
    Tip: Double-tap your selection to expand it. For example, in the expression 3x 2 :
    1. Double-tap 3 to select 3.
    2. Double-tap the selection to select 3x.
    3. Double-tap the selection again to select the entire fraction.

To copy and paste:

  1. Select part of an expression to be copied or cut.
  2. Copy or cut the selection.
    • To copy your selection, press CTRL+C.
    • To cut your selection, press CTRL+X.
  3. Move the insertion point in the expression to where you want to paste what you copied.
  4. Press CTRL+V.