Cut, Copy, Paste, and Drag and Drop

Learn how to use the cut copy paste Word functions, as well as the drag and drop Word functions, in this free lesson.

Using the Cut, Copy, and Paste features

In this lesson, you will learn to cut and paste, copy and paste, and drag and drop. These features allow you to move a block of text—a word, sentence, paragraph, page, document, or graphic—within a document or to another document.

Now that you are getting more familiar with the Standard toolbar, you may be wondering what these keys represent:

Cut, Copy, and Paste Buttons on the Standard Toolbar

Cut and paste:

  • The Cut procedure allows you to delete selected text from the screen and temporarily place it on the Clipboard, a temporary storage file.
  • The Paste procedure allows you to get text from the Clipboard and place it in another location in the document or even into another document.

Copy and paste:

  • The Copy procedure allows you to copy selected text from the screen and temporarily place it on the Clipboard.
  • The Paste procedure allows you to get text from the Clipboard and place it in another location in the document or even into another document.