ok todd i got that figured out.konformthismfs taught me what i needed to do on the posting so i'm good to go now.i just use the copy and paste like tntea said.as long as i can copy and paste it i'm fine with the way it is now.disregard my suggestion.thanks todd,konformthismfs and tntea for your help!
some good short cut for you to use:
ctrl + c = copy
ctrl + a = select all
ctrl + x = cut
ctrl + p = paste
if you have a row of picks you can also do some of these short cuts:
put your cursor at the start of the line of picks and then hit shift + end...this will highlight all the picks in a row
you can also do this backwards with shift + home
I do almost 90 % of my work by short cuts.
Once you learn the shortcut keys you will be golden...