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Cut and Paste Techniques in Microsoft Word

 

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In the letter above, we've got the two names mixed up! It was Ambulancewoman Henderson writing to Constable Tucker. So it should start "Dear Constable Tucker", and not "Dear Ambulancewoman Henderson". We'll use Cut and Paste techniques to correct the error.

Again, we'll go through three techniques to Cut and Paste.

Technique 1 - Cutting and Pasting with the Menu bar

  • Highlight the text you want to cut and paste.

Highlight the text you want to cut and paste

  • From the menu bar, click Edit > Cut

click Edit > Cut

  • Move your cursor to the place where you want to paste your text

The cursor is now before the C of Constable
  • From the menu bar, click Edit > Paste

click Edit > Paste

  • Your text is pasted to the new position:

The text is now pasted to the new position

 

Technique 2 - Right Click

For this technique, we'll Cut and Paste Constable Tucker to the top. So do the following:

  1. Highlight the text you want to Cut and Paste
  2. Click on the highlighted text with the right mouse button
  3. From the pop up menu, click Cut (Click with the left mouse button)
  4. Your highlighted text is cut
  5. Move your cursor to the place where you want to paste the text
  6. Click the new place with your right mouse button
  7. From the popup menu, click Paste (Click with your left mouse button)
  8. The text is pasted to the new position

Constable Tucker is now at the top of the document

 

Technique 3 - Keyboard

  1. Highlight the text you want to Cut and Paste
  2. Hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard
  3. Press the letter X on your keyboard
  4. The text is cut
  5. Move the cursor to the place where you want to paste your text
  6. Hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard
  7. Press the letter V on your keyboard
  8. The text is pasted to the new position

 

In the final part of this short section, we'll learn how to copy and paste text.

Learn how to Copy and Paste text-->

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