To copy text from one location to another, select it, move the cursor to the target location, and press the COPY key, . If two endpoints were specified the selected text, including the endpoints, is copied to the left of the current position. If only one endpoint was specified the selected character or def ref is copied to the left of the current position. In either case all endpoints are forgotten.
To move text, use KILL and COPY together; if COPY is pressed when no selections have been made the kill buffer is copied to the left of the current position. Therefore, to move some text, select it, KILL it, move the cursor to the target position, and press COPY . The kill buffer is not affected by a COPY , so the easiest way to replicate a piece of text in many places is to type it, KILL it and then use COPY many times.