A handout from the Online Information Series
Copyright (c) 2006, Jolene M. Morris, All Rights Reserved


Using Copy and Paste

There are four ways to copy and paste: using the keyboard, using the toolbar, using the right-click (context) menu, and using the menu bar. All four ways are basically the same process and work equally well. You can even mix and match the four methods. You decide which way is the easiest for you.

Using the keyboard

  1. Click and drag the mouse across the text you wish to copy. This will highlight the text you wish to copy.

  2. Press either Ctrl key and hold it down while you press the letter C.  (Ctrl + C)  This will copy the highlighted text into your computer's clipboard.

  3. Open the document you wish to paste the copied material into.

  4. Move the mouse cursor to where you want to paste the text and click there. 

  5. Press the Ctrl key and hold it down while you press the letter V (Ctrl + V). This will paste the text you have highlighted.

 

Using the toolbar

  1. Click and drag the mouse across the text you wish to copy. This will highlight the text you wish to copy.

  2. Click the copy button on your toolbar:  This will copy the highlighted text into your computer's clipboard.

  3. Open the document you wish to paste the copied material into.

  4. Move the mouse cursor to where you want to paste the text and click there. 

  5. Click the paste button on your toolbar: This will paste the text you have highlighted.

 

Using the menu bar

  1. Click and drag the mouse across the text you wish to copy. This will highlight the text you wish to copy.

  2. In the EDIT menu, select COPY (see the graphic to the right). This will copy the highlighted text into your computer's clipboard.

  3. Open the document you wish to paste the copied material into.

  4. Move the mouse cursor to where you want to paste the text and click there. 

  5. In the EDIT menu, select PASTE. This will paste the text you have highlighted.

 

Using the right-click (context) menu

  1. Click and drag the mouse across the text you wish to copy. This will highlight the text you wish to copy.

  2. Right-click your mouse and choose COPY from the context menu (see the graphic to the right). This will copy the highlighted text into your computer's clipboard.

  3. Open the document you wish to paste the copied material into.

  4. Move the mouse cursor to where you want to paste the text and click there. 

  5. Right-click your mouse and choose PASTE from the context menu. This will paste the text you have highlighted.

 

 

 


Copyright (c) 2006, Jolene M. Morris, All Rights Reserved