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Selecting Text in a Report

Did you know that you can select text in a report generated by CryWolf®?  If you use the program, you know that there are several items such as case numbers and account numbers that can be clicked on for more information or link back to the account.  (If you didn't know this, try mousing around a report.  Generally, if something is linked and can be clicked on for more information it appears underlined when you mouse over it).  Often though, there is other information on the report that needs to be transferred to another document outside of CryWolf®.  What I didn't realize is that  the Hand Tool (red arrow above) which  is selected by default is not the only option.  When a report is generated, the Hand Tool allows you to quickly move around in the report.  However, there is an oft overlooked tool called the Text Select button (green arrow above) that allows you to highlight text in a report, and then copy and paste it into another document or the Search Tool.  All it takes is a simple click of the mouse to enable the cursor and disable the hand.  I must confess that before I discovered the Text Select button, I spent much time frustrated because of "that stupid hand" that wouldn't let me select the information that I needed.
In the report above, you can see that some information has been highlighted and is ready to be copied.  Some of you probably can't believe that I didn't know this because you have been using it for years.  Well, I challenge you to share your knowledge because there is always someone who doesn't know all of the tricks of the trade.


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