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Re: Feature request: rectangle selection a la Word

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  • Box-Plot
    ... No need to go from top left to bottom right. Select from top right to bottom left and you re done. -- Box-Plot --
    Message 1 of 7 , Oct 18, 2004
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      --- In jasspa@yahoogroups.com, Salman Khilji <salmankhilji@y...>
      wrote:
      > --- Thomas Hundt <thundt@s...> wrote:
      >
      > > Yes I know this. I want to do it with the mouse,
      > > with the selection
      > > area displayed in real-time. Thanks.
      > >
      > > -Th
      > >
      >
      > I would like to add more to this. There is
      > unfortunately a flaw in ME's approach to rectangular
      > selection. Consider the following buffer:
      >
      >
      > 1) FooFooFoo FooFooFoo
      > 2) BarBarBarBarBar BarBar
      > 3) YesYes
      >
      >
      > Notice carefully the third line. Before you do
      > anything else, imagine that someone has run the
      > command "clean-buffer" on the entire buffer.
      >
      > Now how do you select "column one" in the example
      > above? You first click just to the right of 1) in
      > line 1 above to mark selection. Then you want to move
      > the cursor just to the right of the "r" but on the
      > third line. It turns out that you cannot move your
      > cursor because evertying after the last "Yes" on the
      > third line is blank. You must first put the cursor
      > after the "s" and hit the space bar 9 times before you
      > can put your cursor there.

      No need to go from top left to bottom right.
      Select from top right to bottom left and you're done.

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      Box-Plot
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