Add and edit text

Cut, copy, and paste

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With the cut, paste, and copy commands as well as Clipboard, Office lets you move text, graphics, and more in a file or across the apps.

Cut

Select Cut Click Cut Word or press Ctrl + X.

Paste

Select Paste Click Paste Word or press Ctrl + V.

Note: Paste only uses your most recently copied or cut item.

Copy

Select Copy Click Copy Word or press Ctrl + C.

Clipboard

  1. After you’ve cut or copied content, like from the web or another app, select Clipboard in your app.

  2. Click where you’d like your item to go in the file and then select it from the Clipboard.

Note: Clipboard only stores content up until you close an Office app or turn your computer off.

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