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How to Select Text from a Web Page on Your Android Tablet

It’s possible to select text on a web page on your Android tablet even if the text isn’t “editable” text. Because the text isn’t editable, or even edible, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Long-press the web page near the text you want to copy.

    The start and end block markers appear, as does the Text Selection toolbar.

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    The toolbar may not look exactly like the one above: In addition to the Copy and Select All commands, you may find Share, Find, and web Search commands.

  2. Move the tabs to mark the beginning and end of the block.

    If your tablet displays a resizable rectangle instead of tabs, drag the rectangle’s edges to select the block of text.

  3. Choose Copy from the Text Selection toolbar.

The text is copied to the tablet’s clipboard. From there, it can be pasted into any app that accepts text input.

  • You can only copy text from a web page. Obviously, you cannot cut text, even when the web page is just horribly wrong.

  • Choose the Share command to copy the chunk o’ text to another app, send it in an e-mail message, or post it to a social networking site.

  • Choose the web Search command to perform a Google search on the selected text.

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