Rob, I'm not sure you are correct. Open a Microsoft Word document (I know, I hate MS too). Now, use the mouse to select the first paragraph. Next, press the Control key and use the mouse to select a second paragraph elsewhere in the document. Do a "Copy" and then open a new Word document and do a Paste. The two paragraphs will show up on the document, but not the unselected portions of the original.
Now, can the current version of the JTextArea do this too? I don't know...but I may spend some time trying it out... [ July 30, 2008: Message edited by: Gil Estes ]