Microsoft Word 2007 to 2016

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Cut and Paste Techniques

In our letter, 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:

Highlighted text to cut

  • From the Home tab, locate the Clipboard panel
  • Click the Cut item
  • Move your cursor to the place where you want to paste your text

Positioned cursor

  • On the Clipboard panel, select the Paste item. You'll see this menu in Word 2007:

The Paste item on the Clipboard panel in Word 2007

  • In Word 2010 to Word 2016, however, you'll see this rather confusing new menu:

The Paste item on the Clipboard panel in Word 2010

  • Click the first of the three items, just above Paste Special, to do a simple paste:

Your text is pasted to the new position:

Pasted text

 

Technique 2 - Right Click

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

  • Highlight the text you want to Cut and Paste
  • Click on the highlighted text with the right mouse button
  • From the popup menu, click "Cut" (Click with the left mouse button)

Cutting via the right-click menu

  • Your highlighted text is cut
  • Move your cursor to the place where you want to paste the text
  • Click the new place with your right mouse button. You'll see the same menu as above
  • From the popup menu, click Paste (Click with your left mouse button)
  • The text is pasted to the new position:

Text pasted

 

Technique 3 - Keyboard

  • Highlight the text you want to Cut and Paste
  • Hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard
  • Press the letter "X" on your keyboard
  • The text is cut
  • Move the cursor to the place where you want to paste your text
  • Hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard
  • Press the letter "V" on your keyboard
  • The text is pasted to the new position


You'll now learn how to copy and paste text.