How to Drag and Drop Text


You can also use the drag and drop options offer by Word to move or copy text from one section of your document to another.

To drag text from one place in your document to another:

1. First, select the text you want to move or drag

2. Carry your mouse pointer over the text you want to move

3. Next, holding down the left button on your computer mouse – Drag the selected text to the place in your document where you want to put it and then release the left button of your computer mouse.

 

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To copy and move text from one place in your document to another:

4. Select the text you want to copy and move

5. Carry your mouse pointer over the text you want to copy

6. Next, while holding down the ‘Ctrl’ key on your computer keyboard, hold down the left button on your computer mouse, also – Then Drag the selected text you want to copy, and place it where you want to put it in your document, then release the left button of your computer mouse, as well as, the ‘Ctrl’ key on your computer keyboard.

Word would have copied the text you selected and placed it in the place where you want to put it in your document.

Please note: You can also use the ‘Cut’ and ‘Copy’ buttons under the ‘Home’ tab on your ribbon to move and copy selected text. See the previous lesson.

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