Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Objects

You can cut, copy, and paste objects onto a slide (or onto another slide) the same as you would normal text. When you cut an object, PowerPoint removes the object from the slide and places it in a temporary holding area called the Office Clipboard. When you copy or cut an object, a copy of the object, or the object itself when you use Cut, is placed on the Office Clipboard. You can place multiple objects onto the Clipboard and paste them as needed onto a slide or slides in your presentation.

To view the Office Clipboard, select View, Task Pane . Then, on the task pane drop-down menu, select Clipboard . Figure 11.3 shows the Clipboard task pane.

Figure 11.3. Use the Clipboard to keep track of objects that you have cut or copied .

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To cut or copy an object, perform the following steps:

  1. Select the object(s) you want to cut, copy, or move.

  2. graphics/cut.gif graphics/copy.gif graphics/paste.gif Select the Edit menu and then choose Cut or Copy . Or you can use the Cut, Copy , and Paste buttons on the Formatting toolbar.

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    Right-Click Shortcut Right-click a selection to choose Cut or Copy from the shortcut menu.


  3. Display the slide on which you want to paste the cut or copied objects.

  4. Select Edit and then choose Paste . PowerPoint pastes the objects onto the slide.

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Keyboard Shortcuts Instead of using the toolbar buttons or the menu, you can press Ctrl+X to cut, Ctrl+C to copy, and Ctrl+V to paste.


To remove an object without placing it on the Clipboard, select the object and press the Delete key.



Microsoft Office 2003 All-in-One
Microsoft Office 2003 All-in-One
ISBN: B005HKSHB2
EAN: N/A
Year: 2002
Pages: 660
Authors: Joe Habraken

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