Cut, Copy, Paste, and Drag and Drop

To better understand the text basics Office XP provides, read this free lesson on cutting, copying, pasting, and more.

Moving and copying text and graphics

You don't have to retype text each time you want to use it. Cut and paste and copy and paste are two separate procedures that allow you to move or copy text, numbers, and graphics to another location.

Cut and paste:
  • The Cut procedure allows you to delete selected items from the screen and temporarily place them on the Office Clipboard.
  • The Office Clipboard is a temporary storage file.
  • The Paste procedure allows you to get items from the Office Clipboard and place them in another location in the file or even into another file.
Copy and paste:
  • The Copy procedure allows you to copy selected items from the screen and temporarily place them on the Office Clipboard.
  • The Office Clipboard is a temporary storage file.
  • The Paste procedure allows you to get items from the Office Clipboard and place them in another location in the file or even into another file.