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Let's say I have a document like this:

A

A

A

B

B

B

How can I put the Bs after the As on each line, like this:

A B

A B

A B

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up vote 16 down vote accepted

It's simple:

  1. Hold the Alt key and select the B lines as columns
  2. Cut or Copy the selection (Ctrl-x or Ctrl-c)
  3. Hold Alt and select the column to the right of the As
  4. Paste (Ctrl-v)
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It didn't work pressing ctrl+c, but then I hovered over Edit , over paste option and it worked – Theta30 May 6 '13 at 19:11
    
@Theta30 What are you talking about? You cannot hover over anything when you hold the Alt pressed! – Val Oct 9 '13 at 11:48
    
@Val you can hover if you keep on your finger over the left click-works better with a mouse – Theta30 Oct 10 '13 at 2:57
    
Exactly what I need to do too. I did steps 1 to 3 above but when I paste in step 4 only the line is merged properly (with A followed by B). All remaining B text is appended behind the bottommost A line. – John Adams Aug 29 '14 at 17:36

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