To delete a block of text, split the line (see NL 00702.128) at the point were the deletion is to start and where it is to end. After splitting
the lines, use the DELETE line command by entering “D” in the line edit margin on the first line (including blank lines created by the split)
to be deleted followed by the number of lines to be deleted (for example D14 to delete
14 lines) and press ENTER. Or, enter DD in the line edit margin on the first line
to be deleted and the last line to be deleted and press ENTER.
When returning to the edit screen you will notice that the lines that were split still
appear to be split. Using PF17, to view the document as it should appear when printed,
will show that the lines have been word wrapped and are continuous text. This only
works when no blank lines are involved. The lines must be reconnected using the JOIN
command in the line edit margin.