In many cases, once you have selected text, data, sequences or subsequences, you can copy the information to the clipboard.

To copy the selected text as it appears in the view:

Choose Edit > Copy, press Ctrl/Cmd+C, or use the context (right-click) menu to choose Copy.

  • If a portion of sequence or one or more features are selected, this command copies the selected subsequence(s) as one long string, including the gaps. The subsequence is copied as one long string, without line breaks. If the selection extends across multiple members of the alignment, names are included as prefixes.
  • If a selection is made in the Distance view, this command copies the selection in a tab-delimited format suitable for use with spreadsheet programs like Microsoft Excel®.
  • If a selection is made in the Pairwise view, this command also copies the header information.
  • In the Details panel, contents of each section must be copied separately.

To copy the selected text or data in FASTA format:

Choose Edit > Copy As FASTA, press Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+C, or use the context (right-click) menu to choose Copy As.

To paste text from the clipboard into a text field:

Choose Edit > Paste or use Ctrl/Cmd+V. This command is disabled in all but a few circumstances.

To delete selected text from a text box:

Press the Delete key or use Edit > Delete.

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