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Microsoft Word on windows has this really handy feature where you can MOVE the current paragraph up or down. I think you type alt-ctrl-up or alt-ctrl-down, though I don't have a windows pc in front of me and I can't test that. The short cut is far easier than selecting the paragraph, cutting it, moving to the start of the previous (or end of the next) paragraph, then pasting it.

And ... I miss it enormously!

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Mac Word

Control+Shift+Up and Control+Shift+Down both work in the Mac version of Microsoft Word.

Text Edit

In Textedit the following should move the paragraph up

  1. Alt+Up
  2. Alt+shift+down
  3. Cmd+X
  4. Alt+Up
  5. Cmd+V

Other options

If you are seriously interested in text editing power, then you might like to check out MacVim. In Vim you you could use a command like dip{p (i.e., delete in paragraph, navigate up a paragraph, and paste).

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