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.

Viewing Clipboard items:

  • Click Edit on the menu bar.
  • Select Office Clipboard.
  • The Clipboard will appear on the right side of the Word window in the task pane.
  • The Clipboard will display any of the 24 items you have copied.

Important point Menu commands:

  • Editactioncut
  • Editactioncopy
  • Editactionpaste

Important pointKeyboard shortcuts:

  • Ctrl+C = Copy
  • Ctrl+X = Cut
  • Ctrl+V = Paste

Become comfortable using the keyboard shortcuts to increase your speed in word processing.

If you cut, copy, or paste something you didn't mean to, use the Undo button or choose not to save changes to your document when you close it.