Cutting and Pasting (Moving) Data
Moving data in Office 2007 requires a two-step process: cut and paste. When you cut data, you delete it but save a copy in a special area of the computer's memory known as the Clipboard. When you paste data to a new location, you copy the data off the Clipboard and paste it in your file, as shown in Figure 2-5.
To move data, follow these steps:
1. Select the data you want to move, using the keyboard or mouse as explained in the earlier section, "Selecting Data."
2. Choose one of the following:
Click the Cut icon (from the Home tab).
Right-click the mouse; when the pop-up menu appears, choose Cut.
3. Move the cursor to a new location.
4. Choose one of the following:
Click the Paste icon (from the Home tab).
Right-click the mouse; when the pop-up menu appears, choose Paste.
To move data, you can first cut it from your file, store it on the Clipboard, and then paste it into a new location in your file.
If you select data in Step 3, you can replace the selected data with the pasted data you selected in Steps 1 and 2.