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Copy & Paste

"Copy & Paste" is used in most every program. For most of us "Copy & Paste" is the cornerstone of getting any work done. We use the example program Notepad. But that's okay since the lessons learned here can be applied to other programs just as easily.
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Step1 For simplicity we begin with a blank new file in Notepad.

Step2 Before we can copy and paste text we need some text. Here you see some text.

Step3 The first step in copy & paste is to decide what you want to copy. The next step is to highlight that text. In this frame we see that "Here are some words." has been highlighted. By the way, this text was highlighted by placing the mouse at the beginning of the phrase, then pressing the left mouse button, then dragging the mouse across the phrase we wanted to highlight, then releasing the left mouse button.

Step4 To copy the highlighted text click on the Edit option and then select Copy from the submenu. As you can see by the submenu we could have copied the text by pressing "control" and "C" at the same time.

Step5 The next part of "Copy & Paste" is to decide where you wish to paste the text. In this case we are pasting the text into the second line. You can see we've made some room for the incoming text.

Step6 To paste the copied text click on the Edit option and then select Paste from the submenu. As you can see by the submenu we could have pasted the text by pressing "control" and "V" at the same time.

Step7 Here we see the copied text has been pasted into our document. Ta-da.

Step8 Here we've use the mouse (with the button drag trick) to highlight a phrase from the middle of a sentence. The phrase in this case being "are some more."

Step9 To copy the highlighted text click on the Edit option and then select Copy from the submenu. As you can see by the submenu we could have copied the text by pressing "control" and "C" at the same time.

Step10 Once again we need to position the text cursor where we wish the text to be pasted. In this case we have selected to place the cursor just before the word "words".

Step11 To paste the copied text click on the Edit option and then select Paste from the submenu. As you can see by the submenu we could have pasted the text by pressing "control" and "V" at the same time.

Step12 And now "Here are some more are some more words." pasted into our document.

Step13 Once again highlighting text we've chosen to get real adventursome and highlight a couple sentences. You can highlight as much or as little text as you wish to copy. There may be a size limit but it's so high you don't need to worry about that right now.

Step14 To copy the highlighted text click on the Edit option and then select Copy from the submenu. As you can see by the submenu we could have copied the text by pressing "control" and "C" at the same time.

Step15 Here we have position the cursor at the top of the page and made room for our text which is about to be pasted into the document.

Step16 To paste the copied text click on the Edit option and then select Paste from the submenu. As you can see by the submenu we could have pasted the text by pressing "control" and "V" at the same time.

Step17 Ta-da. There you have it. With a little typing and a lot of copy & paste we have a truly remarkable document.