Joined: April 2006
||Posted: Dec. 11 2007,23:38
|Quote (mikshaw @ Dec. 11 2007,16:25)|
|I don't know about 7.1; I'm still using 6.3|
As it appears to me, the above series of commands does indeed take you out of visual block mode as you said, but not before inserting the typed text on every line that was marked with the visual block.
Hey....that works! Although the highlighting goes off and and shifts out of visual mode, the esc key indeed writes to the previously highlighted column. That's very cool....Thanks for finding that little gem! Having the visual mode is much faster that using the automated key function, with the added advantage that you don't have to know the exact number of lines to repeat (because you can see and adjust the highlighted column before running the task).
(BTW....I'm not sure how you found that trick....you're not reading the manual, are you? )
Edit: That certainly was a timely tip; saved me at least an hour this evening!!