To help you place a copy or to move a piece of text or an
object such as a picture to another location, Windows provides
a feature called the Clipboard. This is a holding area for text
and objects that you cut (remove) or copy from a document.
An item stays on the Clipboard for a time until you find a new
location in the document or in another document where you
want to paste it. If you cut or copy several items, the oldest
item will eventually be permanently deleted.
Use Windows Clipboard
1 With WordPad open and text
entered, select some text.
2 Right-click and select Cut or Copy on
the options panel.
3 Click File, New.
4 In the new document, click the location
where you want the text to
5 Right-click, and click Paste on the
To copy an object such as a picture,
select it by clicking on it; handles
appear around its edges. Follow the
same procedure for cutting or copying
text outlined here to move or
copy the item. After you place the
item in a document, you can make
it larger or smaller by dragging the
handles on its edges, and in some
programs, you can edit a picture in
other ways, such as cropping to a