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13.11.1 Marking the region

First of all, you need to mark a region of text in the current buffer which you want to transfer into the kill ring. There are two ways that you can do this:

Because the Editor does not highlight the marked region when you use keyboard commands, a useful Emacs key to remember is Ctrl+X Ctrl+X . Pressing this exchanges the current cursor position with the start of the marked region and highlights the region. Press Ctrl+X Ctrl+X a second time to return the cursor to its original position and leave the region marked.

Press Ctrl+G (or Esc in Microsoft Windows emulation) to remove the highlighting in a region.

LispWorks IDE User Guide (Windows version) - 25 Nov 2011