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Moving and Copying Text

You can easily move and copy text in a document, and paste it wherever you want it to go, including into other documents. Using the Cut, Copy, and Paste commands, you can edit and rearrange text and other elements you insert into a document. You can drag and drop text to move it, or use the Cut and Paste technique. When copying text, you’re making a duplicate of the original.


circle_1.jpg Select the text or other item you want to move or copy.

circle_2.jpg Drag the selected text and drop it where you want it to appear.

circle_3.jpg To copy the selection, press and hold the Ctrl key while dragging.


circle_4.jpg To move selected text with the Cut command, click the Cut button on the Home tab of the Ribbon.

circle_5.jpg To copy selected text with the Copy command, click the Copy button.

circle_6.jpg To paste the cut or copied text, click where you want it to go and click the Paste button.

circle_7.jpg To control paste options, click the Paste menu button and choose an option.

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