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Chapter 15. Importing Data and Working w... > Moving Information in Windows

Moving Information in Windows

In today's office, information is created in a variety of programs. The smartest workers learn how to move and reuse that information, instead of creating it over and over again. In most cases information can be moved easily from one place to another by cutting and pasting. Some information comes in specific, proprietary formats, and must be exported from one format, and imported into WordPerfect in a format that WordPerfect can understand.

Using the Clipboard

The key to moving data in Windows is the Windows Clipboard. Despite the clever name, the Clipboard really is an area of your computer's memory that is reserved for temporarily holding information you place there. You can retrieve the information and use it wherever you want, as often as you want, until you replace the information with something else or until you turn off your computer.


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