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Faster way to drag "area" line?

Faster way to drag "area" line?

Faster way to drag "area" line?

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This might be hard to explain, but here goes: In Mathcad 14, Insert > Area gives you two lines that you can use to collapse areas of your Mathcad sheet. You can drag the two lines up and down to surround your equations as needed. However, you can't cut, copy or paste these lines. If you want to drag the bottom line down to the bottom of a long Mathcad file, you have to drag it to the bottom of the screen and the window will SLOWLY scroll down. My problem is that I have several very long calculation files that I want to do this to, and the scrolling is so ridiculously slow that it seems like there must be a better way to do this. I can't cut, copy or paste these, either within the file or between different files. If I do this with the dragging method, for all the files I need to do it to, it's probably going to take me HOURS. This really sucks. Any ideas?

RE: Faster way to drag "area" line?

One thing you can do is set zoom to 25% (on my monitor this fits 5 1/2 pages).  Then grab the lower marker move it down 5 pages, then hit page down, grab the marker and move it another 5 pages, and so on.

This way you can move ~5 pages at a time without scrolling.

Peter
 

RE: Faster way to drag "area" line?

(OP)
Thanks pstuckey. That's a good tip. I also realized that you can drag-select it and hold the down arrow key to move it down - it's slightly quicker than dragging it down, and easier to do for a long period of time.

RE: Faster way to drag "area" line?

If you make the rectangle very narrow, and drag it past the bottom of the screen (but not too far) it moves faster.  Not much help, but...

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