Multiple Selections in Editor using the Mouse
As of IntelliJ IDEA 13.1, if you need to edit a document in the same way in several places, you can save efforts by using multiple selections feature. All you need to do is create a caret at each location using Alt+Shift+Mouse Click and make your changes - they will be applied at all locations simultaneously. This however doesn't solve the issue of wanting to select arbitrary selections of text
Using Rich-Text Copy in IntelliJ IDEA 14.1
IntelliJ IDEA 14 added built-in support (without additional plugins required) for copying text to external rich-text editors such as MS Word, OpenOffice Writer, Gmail, etc. allowing for preserving formatting. IntelliJ IDEA 14.1 makes it more flexible, allowing you to choose when to use this feature. You can choose to enable this behavior by default when using the standard Copy action. All that'