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Chapter 11. Giving Your Documents the Ed... > Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Stuff - Pg. 107

Giving Your Documents the Editorial Eye 107 Inside Tip Ctrl+A is great for selecting everything in almost any program you use. You can even use it in My Computer, Windows Explorer, and the Recycle Bin to select all the files in a particular folder. To try out some of these selection moves, open WordPad (Start, Programs, Accessories, Word Pad). Open a document or type something and then start dragging, double-clicking, and triple- clicking to get a feel for selecting text. Try double-clicking in the selection area to see what happens. Once you have selected text, you can copy or cut the text. The Copy command leaves the selected text in your document and places a copy of it on the Windows Clipboard, as shown in Figure 11.1. The Cut command removes the text and places it on the Windows Clipboard. In either case, you can use the Paste command to insert the text from the Windows Clipboard into the same document, a different document in the same program, or a document created in another Windows program. To cut, copy, and paste text, follow these steps: 1. Select the text. Inside Tip You don't need the clunky Cut and Paste commands to move text in a document. Select the text you want to move and then drag it to its new location. You can even drag data from one document to another assuming you can manage to display the source and destination documents side by side on your dinky monitor. 2. 3. 4. Open the Edit menu and click Cut or Copy, or click the Cut or Copy button in the program's toolbar. (Press Ctrl+C to copy or Ctrl+X to cut.) Move the insertion point to where you want the cut or copied text placed. This can be in the same document, a different document, or a document created in another program. Open the Edit menu and click Paste or click the Paste button in the program's toolbar. (Press Ctrl+V to paste.)