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Part 3. Editing Text > Copying Text

Copying Text

Select the text that you want to copy and click the Copy button on the Standard toolbar. The selected text remains in its current location.

Move the insertion point to the place where you want to copy the text and click the Paste button on the Standard toolbar.

The text is copied to the new location and the Paste Options button pops up (see the previous task for information about this button). If necessary, adjust spacing at the insertion point.

INTRODUCTION

If you have a block of text in one place in your document that you want to copy for use somewhere else, it's much faster to copy it than to type it again. The steps here show you how to copy text from one location to another within the same document.


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The Windows Clipboard

When you copy or cut a block of selected text, it is placed in the Windows Clipboard. When you paste the text, Word copies it from the Clipboard into your document—in the same Word document, in another Word document, or in another program in the Office suite. If you want to paste the text into several locations, just move the insertion point to each location and issue the Paste command again. The text is not removed from the Clipboard until you execute the next Copy or Cut command.


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