From the Schemes ribbon tab, press the Edit Scheme button  to customize the current edit scheme, which will display the Customize Edit Scheme dialog.

The following options are available to determine how cut, copy and paste operations are handled by FlexTerm for the current TN3270 session:

Select Mode

Determines how text is selected on the screen. Choose Block Mode (default) to select a block of text, or Line Mode to select text line by line.


Determines how a text selection is displayed on the screen. Choose Dotted Line (default) to display an outline around the selection, or Highlight to display the selection in semi-transparent color mode. The color used to highlight selected text may be modified using the Selection category of a custom color scheme.

Paste Mode

Choose one of the following paste modes to determine how pasted text is formatted on the FlexTerm host screen:

  • Row Mode
    Pastes text in rows that end with carriage returns or line feeds. The first row is pasted to the first unprotected field in the current session, the second row is pasted to the second unprotected field, and so on until the Windows clipboard is empty. If a row of text is larger than the unprotected field it is pasted into, all extra characters are truncated and discarded.

  • Field Mode (default)
    Pastes field data. The first field is pasted to the first field in the current session, the second field is pasted to the second field in the current session, until the Windows clipboard is empty.

  • Character Mode
    Pastes each character from the Windows clipboard, ignoring carriage returns and line feeds.

Replace cut text with

When cutting text from the host screen, determines whether to replace with the space character (EBCDIC 0x40) or the null character (EBCDIC 0x00).

Paste to protected fields

When disabled (default), protected host fields are ignored when pasting into the host screen.

Allow text drag and drop

Enable (default) to allow drag-and-drop copy operations within the same FlexTerm session, from one session to another or between FlexTerm and another text source (for example, Notepad).

Automatic copy selected text

Enable to automatically copy a text selection to the Windows clipboard, allowing paste operations into any application.

Move cursor to end of pasted text

Enable to automatically move the cursor to the end of pasted text.

After making changes to any of the above settings, press Save to save these settings to the current session, or press the arrow next to Save, select Save As to create a custom edit scheme file (*.aes), then provide a file name.