Basic newbie help!

Why in the world is there no way to capture or copy the error output from the Arduino IDE, when a failure to compile happens? Am I missing something obvious, or is there seriously no way to copy error messages, so I can post to more knowledgable persons than myself at the relevant forums? I mean, when there are multiple pages of errors than the newbie, like myself, can not figure out on his own. This seems like a glaring, obvious omission!

Click on the error messages and press CTRL A. That should highlight all the messages. Press CTRL C to copy to the clipboard. Then CTRL V to paste.

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