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Copy and Paste Operation in MS Word

  • Last Updated : 06 Jun, 2021

Microsoft Word or MS-Word is a powerful word processing program which have many features, and it allows you to create documents such as letters, articles, etc. It is very much user-friendly and interactive to the user, i.e. is easy to work with because of the vast features provided by the MS-Word.

Copy And Paste Operation

As of the many features provided by the MS-Word, Copy and Paste Operation is majorly used one. This operation is used when the user has the content previously written or has already written content somewhere else (in any other document or in memory somewhere) then copy content from there and paste it where required in the MS-Word document(which is currently in progress). With the help of this operation, users can save there valuable time.     

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So, to learn this easy and very effective operation, we will learn with the help of images and instruction and learn this Copy and Paste operation in MS-Word.

Method 1: Steps to follow for copy and Paste operation:

Step 1: First open MS-Word in your PC.

Step 2: Now, Open the document or create new one in which you want to do the copy and paste operation.

Step 3: Now, go to the “Home tab” (shown in the picture)

Step 4: Now, select a text or word or paragraph or any part of content which you want to Copy. (For example here we want to copy “Geeksforgeeks This is a paragraph, we will use it to copy and paste. Geeksforgeeks”)



Step 5: Now, go to the “Clipboard” section in home tab (marked by circle in the image below).

Step 6: Now, As you have already selected the text to be copied, then in “Clipboard” there is a option called “Copy”(marked in the image below). Select the “Copy” option to copy the text successfully.

Step 7: Now, Select or Choose a place where you want to paste the text you have copied. Place the cursor there. (For example, here we want to place the Cursor after “Hi Geeks!”)

Step 8: Now, again go to “Clipboard” section and click on the option “Paste”(marked in the image below) to successfully paste the text you have copied earlier. 

Step 9: You have successfully pasted the copied text.

This way we can easily complete the copy and paste operation.



Method 2: Shortcut Keys

Also, there is another way, or we can say the shortcut way. So, for that we have to know about the shortcut keys which are:

  1. Shortcut Key for Copy = “Ctrl + C”
  2. Shortcut Key for Paste = “Ctrl + V”

Now, We will again see Step by Step Copy and Paste operation with the help of images and instructions we will learn and also with the help of shortcut keys. 

Steps to follow for copy and Paste operation with the help of Shortcut keys:

Step 1: First open MS-Word on your PC.

Step 2: Now, Open the document or create new one in which you want to do the copy and paste operation.

Step 3: Now, select a text or word or paragraph or any part of the content which you want to Copy. (For example here we want to copy “Geeksforgeeks This is a paragraph, we will use it to copy and paste. Geeksforgeeks”)

Step 4: Now, to copy the selected text, Press “Ctrl + C“. The text copied successfully.

Step 5: Now, Select or Choose a place where you want to paste the text you have copied. Place the cursor there. (For example, here we want to place the Cursor after “Hi Geeks!”)

Step 6: Now, to paste Press “Ctrl + V“. The copied text is pasted at selected place Successfully.

So, This is the technique which we use generally for copy and paste operation. 

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