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The Edit menu includes commands related to editing properties.

Undo (Ctl+Z)

Reverses the last change to a text property.

Cut (Ctl+X)

Copies the selected text into the clipboard and deletes it from the current property.

Copy (Ctl+C)

Copies the selected text into the clipboard. If the current user interface control is a pull-down menu, GedSite will copy the selected item text.

Paste (Ctl+V)

Pastes text from the clipboard into the current text property at the insertion point.

Copy / Paste User Items

You can use the Copy and Paste commands to copy User Items from one GedSite file to another.


Select an item in the User Items list and use the Copy command to place it on the clipboard.


If necessary, switch to another GedSite file and open the User Items section. Select an existing item and then use the Paste command to insert a copy of the original User Item as a peer of the currently selected item.

GedSite will ignore attempts to paste User Items that were copied to the clipboard from a different version of GedSite. GedSite will also ignore attempts to paste certain types of User Items, including many Items in the Person Entry list, because GedSite allows only one instance of those User Item types.

For Image User Items, if you copy/paste the User Item from one GedSite file to another, it is your responsibility to copy the files associated with the User Item(s) being copied. GedSite stores those file(s) in the Input (-i) folder. Make a copy of the file or files in the same location under the Input (-i) folder of the destination GedSite file.

Open Editor... (F7)

Opens an editor for the currently selected property or item.

For items in lists, such as User Items or Person Entry items, the Open Editor... command opens the Edit window for the item.

For text properties, opens the Text Editor.

For text properties that accept HTML values, opens the HTML Editor.

Restore Default Value

For property value controls, resets the value of the property to the default value.