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.

Drag and drop

The drag-and-drop method of moving items allows you to move select text and graphics using your mouse.

To drag and drop:
  • Select the item you want to move.
  • Place the mouse pointer anywhere on the selected items without clicking.
  • Click and hold the left mouse button until the insertion point changes into a white arrow pointing up to the left. pointer
  • Drag the selected text to its new location.
To drag items between programs:
  • Arrange the program windows so both files are open and visible. You must be able to see the items you want to drag and the location where you want to drop them.
  • Select the item, then click the left mouse button to drag the item to its new location.