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intelligent cut and paste

applied to text editing, a version of cut and paste that simplifies selection and saves keystrokes. When a word is selected and cut from a sentence, instead of leaving spaces on either side of the word, one of the spaces is deleted so that the sentence remains with proper spacing. When a word is pasted into a sentence, a single space is guaranteed on both the left and right of the word, rather than having the word appear directly next to another word and forcing the user to explicitly enter a space.