Microsoft Word 2007 to 2016

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Copy and Paste Techniques

Notice this line in the letter:

I will not, I repeat, accept them.

We want another "will not" in there, after the word "repeat". So it should read:

I will not, I repeat, will not accept them.

We'll use copy and paste for this.

Technique 1 - Copy and Paste with the Menu

  • Highlight the text you want to Copy and Paste. In our case, the words "will not". As in the image below:

Highlighted text

  • On the Clipboard panel of the Home tab, select the Copy item:

The Copy item on the Clipboard panel in Word 2007 and Word 2010

The copy item

  • Move your cursor to the new location

Cursor moved to new location

  • Click Paste from the Clipboard panel:

The Paste item on the Clipboard panel in Word 2007

Word 2010 to Word 2016 users will see this Paste menu. Again, select the first of the three icons:

The Paste item on the Clipboard panel in Word 2010

But your text is copied to the new location:

Text copied to a new location

 

Technique 2 - Right Click

  • Highlight the text you want to Copy and Paste
  • Click on the highlighted text with the right mouse button
  • From the popup menu, click Copy (Click with the left mouse button)
  • Move your cursor to the place where you want to paste your text
  • Click the new location with your right mouse button
  • From the popup menu, click Paste (Click with the left mouse button)
  • Your text is Pasted to the new location



Technique 3 - Keyboard

  • Highlight the text you want to cut and paste
  • Hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard
  • Press the letter "C" on your keyboard
  • The text is copied
  • 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

And those are the Cut, Copy and Paste techniques. Practice them with the letter you downloaded for this section. There are some more duplicated words in the letter. Cut them out using the techniques outlined. Re-arrange the letter so that it makes sense. You should NOT have to type anything out.

 

In the next part, you'll learn all about Clip Art in Microsoft Word.