When you copy or paste an object, Access stores the object in the Office Clipboard. You can paste the object into the destination file using the Clipboard task pane, Paste button, or Paste Special command, which gives you more control over how the object will appear in the destination file. When you use the Paste button, you are sometimes actually embedding. Because embedding can greatly increase file size, you might want to use Paste Special. You can select a format that requires minimal disk space and paste the object as a simple picture or text.
Paste an Object
Paste Information in a Specified Format