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Part 3. Editing Documents > Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Text

Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Text

Select the text you want to cut, and click the Cut button.

Click in the document where you want to paste the cut text, and click the Paste button.

The cut text appears in the new location. Select the text you want to copy and click the Copy button.

INTRODUCTION

You can save the time and trouble of retyping duplicate information in a document by cutting or copying text and pasting it. In addition to the cut, copy, and paste commands, use the Office Clipboard task pane to work with multiple items known as scraps. For example, if you need to copy two different selections of text from the beginning of a document to two different locations toward the end of a document, you can use the Clipboard to perform the procedure in fewer steps than if you were to copy and paste each separately.


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Cutting Versus Copying

When you want to move (rather than copy) text from its current location and place it in a new location, click the Cut button on the Standard toolbar instead of the Copy button. The Cut option removes the selection from the old location.


Click in the document where you want to paste the copied text, and click the Paste button.

The copied text is pasted in the new location. Unless it's already displayed, open the Edit menu and choose Office Clipboard.

Notice the copied data is displayed on the Clipboard. Additional cut or copied items will display on the clipboard; click each “scrap” to paste them.

Click the Close (x) button on the Clipboard Task pane when finished.

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Performing a Single Cut/Copy/Paste Operation

You can use the Copy or Cut and Paste buttons on the Standard toolbar when you want to perform a single cut/paste or copy/paste. The Clipboard task pane appears only when you click the Copy or Cut button multiple times before clicking the Paste button.


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Using the Clipboard

To clear all the items copied to the Clipboard, click the Clear All button; to paste all the items saved to the Clipboard in one location, click the Paste All button. If you no longer want to use the Clipboard task pane, click the Close (×) button.


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