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How to Work with Text on the Palm Pre

Part of the Palm Pre For Dummies Cheat Sheet

With the Palm Pre, you can manipulate text as you would in most other applications. For example, you can select text within text fields, cut and copy it, and paste it elsewhere. You can also do some basic text formatting on the Pre.

To Do This Do This
Position the cursor. Tap where you want the cursor to be.
Position the cursor more precisely. Tap where you want the cursor to be, hold down the Orange key, and move your finger in the direction you want to move the cursor.
Select text. Hold down the Shift key and move your finger in the direction you want to select text.
Copy text. Select the text you want to copy, hold one finger on the gesture area, and press the C key.
Cut text. Select the text you want to cut, hold one finger on the gesture area, and press the X key.
Paste text. Tap where you want text to be pasted, hold one figure on the gesture area, and press the V key.
Toggle bold text (works only in certain applications). Press the Sym and B keys.
Toggle italic text (works only in certain applications). Press the Sym and I keys.
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