Select text by dragging the pointer over any amount of text. Selected text is highlighted on the screen: You can: Type to replace the selected text, OR Use Backspace or Delete to remove the selected text. Click anywhere on the screen or press an arrow key to remove the highlighting. 3
Other ways to select text: Double-click a word to select the word and the space after it. Triple-click a paragraph to select the paragraph. Hold down Shift and click a character to highlight from the insertion point to the character clicked. Hold down Shift and press an arrow to extend highlighting in the direction of the arrow. Click Home Select Select All to select all of the text in a document. 4
Moving text means that selected text is “cut” from one place in a document and “pasted” into another place. Duplicating text means that selected text is “copied” from one place in a document and the copy is “pasted” into another place. 6 cut copy paste
There are four steps to move or duplicate text: 1.Select the text to be moved or copied 2.Click either the Cut or Copy button. 3.Place the insertion point in the document where the text is to be inserted. 4.Click the Paste button. Text can also be cut and copied from one document and pasted into another open document 7
8 Cut or copied text is placed on the Clipboard, which is a designated area in memory. The Clipboard can hold only one item at a time. Paste places the item on the Clipboard into the document at the insertion point. Text on the clipboard remains there until different text is cut or copied, or the computer is turned off.
9 The Office Clipboard stores the last 24 items cut or copied. Click the Clipboard Group Dialog box Launcher to display the Clipboard task pane: Click an item in the task pane to paste it at the insertion point.
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