Thanks, Gene. If forced to, I'll copy into Word, copy the column, and then
(will it work) insert the column row for row to the right of existing rows of
text in syntax.
It was easier when simpler.
> This came up several years ago and spss' story then was that microsoft had
> changed something so that they (spss) couldn't support that feature. Of
> course, as we all know, word does, in fact, have a column cut/past (for
> those that don't know, it is Ctrl-Shift F8). It works very nicely thank
> you. Furthermore, a very nice text editor package, Multiedit, has column
> cut/paste--as do other text editors, i'll wager. Although there may be more
> to the story, i think the contrary evidence speaks loudly. That said, i
> don't know why column cut/paste isn't judged to be a worthwhile feature to
> have. (And, while we're at it, how many would vote for being able to
> recover more than just the last deletion--as can be done in word and many
> other editor programs?) But perhaps microsoft has chaged something there as
> My advice is to find a text editor and use it for serious editting.
> Gene Maguin