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Word 2003: Moving & Copying Text

Word 2003: Moving & Copying Text

Moving and copying data are common commands used in many computer programs. These commands allow us to take information from one document or location and place them in another without re-typing everything. And, I’m all for anything that doesn’t require me to re-invent the wheel.

So, for the sake of these notes…

When you Move data, you are actually taking it from the location in which it is currently placed and relocating it to another area in the document.

When you Copy data, the original data remains intact and, in addition, a copy of that data is placed in another area in the document.

In the case of Word 2003, the commands you need to carry out any move or copy operation are located on the Standard toolbar.

Cutting & Pasting Data Using the Standard Toolbar
     
  1. Select the text you want to Cut (or Move)
     
  2.  
  3. Click the Cut button on the Standard toolbar
     
  4.  
  5. Click the area in your document where you want the text to go
     
  6.  
  7. Click the Paste button on the Standard toolbar
     
Cutting Data Using Your Mouse
     
  1. Select the text you want to Cut (or Move)
     
  2.  
  3. Position your mouse on the inside of your selection
     
  4.  
  5. When you see a white arrow, click and drag the selection to a new location
     
Copying Data Using the Standard Toolbar
     
  1. Select the cell(s) you want to Copy
     
  2.  
  3. Click the Copy button on the Standard toolbar
     
  4.  
  5. Click the area in your document where you want the text to go
     
  6.  
  7. Click the Paste button on the Standard toolbar
     
Copying Data Using Your Mouse
     
  1. Select the cell(s) you want to Copy
     
  2.  
  3. Position your mouse on the inside of your selection
     
  4.  
  5. When you see a white arrow, while holding down [CTRL], click and drag the selection to another location
      (Be sure to release your mouse button BEFORE you release the [CTRL] key.)
     

If you’re a keyboard fan, you can use keyboard shortcuts to cut, copy and paste.

               

To…

Press…

Cut

[CTRL]+X

Copy

[CTRL]+C

Paste

[CTRL]+V