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Moving Text in Microsoft Word

  • Last Updated : 06 Jun, 2021
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MS-Word is a word processing application that allows users to use its advanced feature for editing or creating files and documents in the best way. It is easy to use and learn. It is also very popular because of the vast features and tools provided by it to its user. 

Moving the Text

Moving a text is one of the many features provided by MS-Word. For example, a user is writing something(like an article or assignment) and after completing that document or in the middle of writing, the user realizes that he/she had written something or typed something, which needs to be placed somewhere else in the document. Thus, in this situation Moving text is the feature that comes to be very much handy and will do the work for the user by moving that text to the place where it is required.

When a text is moved, it means that text is deleted or vanish from the current place and pasted to the new place(where it is required) in the document. So, for moving text we will use the “cut” operation and “paste” operation.

So, in this article, we will see how to Move a text, and we will learn it step by step with the help of instruction and images:

Steps to follow for Moving the text:



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

Step 2: Now, Open the document or create a new one in which you want to perform this operation.  

Step 3: Now, Select the text you want to move. (For example, here we will move “Let us learn about MS-word through Geeksforgeeks.”)

Step 4: Now, click on the “home tab“.

Step 5: Now, go to the “Clipboard Section” in the home tab.



Step 6: Now, In the “Clipboard Section“select the “Cut” option. (This will make the text vanish from that place)

Step 7: Now, Put the cursor where you want the text to be placed. (anywhere as per your choice)

Step 8: Now, select the “Paste” option from the Clipboard section. (To paste the text there)

Step 9: So, the Selected text is successfully moved.

Shortcut way:

As for moving text, we have used operations like cut and paste. So there are shortcut keys for both cut-and-paste operations.

The shortcut key for cut operation is “Ctrl + X” and the shortcut key for Paste operation is “Ctrl + V”.



Steps to follow:

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

Step 2: Now, Open the document or create a new one in which you want to perform this operation.  

Step 3: Now, Select the text you want to move. (for example, here we will move “Let us learn about MS-word through Geeksforgeeks.”)

Step 4: Now, To cut the selected text use shortcut key “Ctrl + X“. (This will make the text vanish from that place)

Step 5: Now, Put the cursor where you want the text to be placed. (anywhere as per your choice)

Step 6: Now, To Paste the selected text use shortcut key “Ctrl + V“. (To paste the text there)

Step 7: So, the Selected text is successfully moved.

So, this way a text is moved. This is the easy and very basic operation in MS-Word. Keep practicing to learn it quickly.

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