How to Move or Copy Text

 

 

How to Move Text in Your Document from one location to another within the document:

1. First, Select the text you want to move:

2. Place the pointer of your mouse just before the text you want to select

3. Hold down the left key of your computer mouse

4. Drag the computer mouse (while holding down the left key of your mouse) across the area you want to select

5. Then release the left button

6. Next, click the ‘Home’ tab on the ribbon

7. And Select the ‘Cut’ button

Word will remove the text you selected from its present location. 

8. After you do this, place the insertion point in the place where you want to put this cut text.

9. Then click the ‘Paste’ button on the ribbon.

Word then inserts the cut text in the new location.

 

move or copy text

 

If you want to just copy the text you selected – Click the ‘Copy’ button on the ribbon.

After you do this, place the insertion point in the place where you want to put this copied text.

Then click the ‘Paste’ button on the ribbon.

Word then inserts the copied text in the new location.

Lesson 23: How to Drag and Drop Text

 

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