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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Dragging and Dropping Data

All Office applications support standard Windows drag-and-drop actions. Dragging with the left mouse button within a document, worksheet, or presentation moves the item from one place to the other. All Office applications also enable you to drag with the right mouse button; when you do, you see a shortcut menu from which you can choose the correct action. For example, in Word, right-dragging a selected item enables you to choose whether to copy or move it to the new location, or to insert it as a link or hyperlink (see Figure 6.4).

Figure 6.4. All Office applications allow you to drag text or objects with the right mouse button; in Word, use this technique to move text.

Excel allows right drags and provides even more ...

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