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Word 2007: Moving & Copying Text

Word 2007: 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 2007, the commands you need to carry out any move or copy operation are located on the Home Tab within the Clipboard Group.

Cutting & Pasting Data Using the Home Tab

     
  1.   Select the text you want to Cut (or Move)
  2.  
  3.  Click the Cut button on the Home Tab in the Clipboard Group
  4.  
  5. Click the area in your document where you want the text to go
  6.  
  7.   Click the Paste button on the Home Tab in the Clipboard Group

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 Home Tab

     
  1. Select the cell(s) you want to Copy
  2.  
  3. Click the Copy button on the Home Tab in the Clipboard Group
  4.  
  5. Click the area in your document where you want the text to go
  6.  
  7. Click the Paste button on the Home Tab in the Clipboard Group

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