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Help me!!!

by Stella31 / September 20, 2004 5:13 PM PDT

When I email in reply what does the Cc: and the Bcc: mean??? Also when I highlight something to copy I press control and a then i highlight cop that brings highlighted stuff to side of computer screen. How do I move it from there to a nother area in computer? I dont know how to paste? HELP!!!!!Stella 31 e

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Re: Help me!!!
by Kees Bakker / September 20, 2004 5:23 PM PDT
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CC = carbon copy = people who get your mail (apart from the addressee, of course). You can ask people older than 40 years what a sheet of carbon was!

BCC = blind carbon copy = people who get your mail also, but other people don't know (other people can see the cc's, but not the bcc's).

To copy:
First make a selection with keyboard or mouse. The highlighted parts is copied. Control-A is a shortcut for copying the whole document.
Then copy the selection to the clipboard: Edit>Copy from the menu or control-C. You can't see that it's on the clipboard, but it still is there!
Then go to the place (mail, document) where you want the copy, and choose Edit>Paste or control-V. And, whoops, it's there.

How about going to the public library or a book shop and reading some simple books on working with Windows and mailing/internetting? You'll be surprised what's possible.

Hope this helps.


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Re: my duplicate response
by ChuckT / September 21, 2004 4:24 AM PDT
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I know it looks like I was being redundant Kees, but when I was responding to Stella there were no other responses at the time. I would not have bothered to respond if I had seen your response.

I am a S-L-O-W finger-pokin' typist, so it takes a while before I can keystroke in a response. That, plus I generally run my text through a spell-checker before I actually post. All that takes time, and in that time you evidently posted already.

Just to let you know, that I wasn't trying to "one up" you or anything. It was just a time-warp thing.

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Re: my duplicate response
by Kees Bakker / September 21, 2004 5:19 AM PDT


That happens to me too occasionally. Anyway, yours is longer and much clearer (if only because of being written by a native speaker). No need for an excuse at all.

Our answer on the cc/bcc and copy/paste was as expected, I think. Anyone should have written about the same. But I find it remarkable that we both advise some study from one of the many 'introduction to windows'-type books. For computer-things I always find a good book very useful as an introduction. Only if you've mastered the basics the programs help and Internet serve as resources for details, things you forgot, ideas and example coding if you're a programmer. Good basic online help is difficult to find for a lot of subjects.

And don't forget: the slower you type, the more Stella will appreciate your elaborate answer. Let's wait for the usual (?) 'thank you' post to see so.


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Re: Help me!!!
by ChuckT / September 20, 2004 5:51 PM PDT
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Note: Stella it is more useful to put in a more meaningful Subject line rather than "Help me!!!"
If you want help, then help us know what sort of help you need in the Subject line.

CC = Carbon Copy, an archaic term, for historical reasons (there is no "carbon"), it is the field used to enter additional people's email names you also want included into the sending of the message. They are not necessarily the main people to get the message, but just copied in.

BCC = Blind Carbon Copy. The same sort of idea as the CC field, HOWEVER any names entered into this field will NOT appear in the actual receipt of the email. This is useful to discreetly include more people into the thread of the message, without anyone else getting the names (real or email) of the people in this field.
To cut or copy then paste:
1) Select the text or items(s) you want to cut or copy, then while they are highlighted,
2) hold down the "Ctrl" key (that is the Control key, and typically, by itself, it doesn't do anything. It is the next key that you press while holding down the Ctrl key, that tells the computer to do something)
3, to Copy) press C
3, to Cut) press X
4) You can release the keys

Copy does not harm the selected text (or whatever) you had highlighted.
Cut removes what you had selected.

In either case, that which you either copied or cut is now being "held" (copied) in a hidden buffer, a holding place inside the operating system. It will remain there until you either shut down, or reset, your computer or until you overwrite that buffer with another copy or cut.

Then, finally...
5) You go to the point you want to paste that buffer data, and hold down Ctrl and press V

You can let go of those keys now.
By the way, you can go to another place and do another Ctrl-V again and see a 2nd, or a 3rd, or a 4th copy placed, again and again.

Have fun, pick up a book, something like a beginners guide to Windows. Learn.

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Re: Help me!!!
by CburgRose / October 16, 2004 8:29 AM PDT
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Copying and pasting is simple.
1. Highlight the area you want to copy
2. Click on Edit
3. Click on Copy
4. Go to where you want to paste the material
5. Go back to Edit
6. Click on Paste

That's all there is to it.

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Re: Help me!!!
by billzhills / October 17, 2004 2:39 AM PDT
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I won't add to the Copy/Past as it has been well covered.

For books I have found the PC for Dummys well worth the investement.

If you have room set up your system for dual monitors. All applications have help files, with two monitors you can have the help file on one monitor and the application on the other. I did this when I started studing Computer Repair. Today I use 3 monitors and I can't imagine life without them.

Hope this helps


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