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Word 2000 in a Nutshell by Walter Glenn

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It is easy enough to move text around in Word (even between different documents) by simply highlighting the text and dragging it to a new location. This method is fine for relocating small pieces of text short distances, but can quickly become tiresome for more sophisticated operations. This is where the clipboard and Word’s cut, copy, and paste commands come in.

Right-Drag Selections for More Options

Cutting and then pasting is the default action that occurs when you drag a selection to another location in the same document or a separate document. Drag with the right mouse button to open a pop-up menu with options for copying or moving.

The Cut command (Ctrl-X) removes a selection from a document and places it in the Word Clipboard. This selection can be text, a graphic, a table, or anything else selectable in Word. For example, cut a highlighted sentence and that sentence is deleted from the document and placed in the Clipboard.

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