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Moving/copying part of a text

Select the text you want to move or copy; use the [Ctrl] key to select several groups of characters.

Click the Home tab.

If you wish to move the selected text, go to the Clipboard group and click the Cut tool images/IC-032.png, or press [Ctrl] X.

If you wish to copy the selected text, go to the Clipboard group and click the Copy tool images/IC-033.png, or press [Ctrl] C.

Whichever of the above you chose, the selected text is stored in a temporary memory called the Clipboard.

Place the insertion point where the selected text is to go.

Go the Clipboard group on the File tab, click the Paste tool images/IC-034.png or press [Ctrl] V.

Straight away, the contents of the Clipboard appear at the insertion point. The Paste Options images/13i37.png button appears just below the pasted text. By default, the text maintains its original formatting.

If you want to change the format of the pasted text, point to the Paste Options images/13i37.png button, open its list and choose one of the options:

images/13i38.png: Word does not apply the paragraph and character formatting of the destination paragraph to the pasted text, but leaves it with its original formats. However, if the text selected for copying or moving does not contain a paragraph mark images/ip89.png, Word does not conserve its paragraph formatting, only that of the characters. In this case, Word uses the formatting of the destination paragraph.
images/13i39.png: Word respects the source format of the characters and also applies the character formatting of the destination paragraph. The paragraph formatting of the destination paragraph is applied.
images/13i40.png: choose this option if you want Word ...